Verlin Udell Vines

Verlin Udell Vines, 88, Eudora, passed away December 29th, 2012 at home in the loving company of family. Verlin was born September 3rd, 1924 in Arkansas, the son of Jesse and Virgie Vines.

Verlin served in the US Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946 in the South Pacific he was a Sgt in the 762 MP Battalion. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Verlin worked for the MO Pacific Railroad before moving to Eudora in 1952 to work at Hercules Ammunition Plant until it closed. He then worked at Meyer Lumber Company in Kansas City until his retirement in 1984.

On December 10th, 1949 he married Maxine Gillihan, she survives of the home. Other survivors include his daughter Glenda Goodpaster (Paul), Marion, Indiana, his son Richard Vines (Marcella), Coffeyville, Kansas, daughter Linda Davison, Eudora, daughter Brenda Chase, Burnsville, Minnesota. His grandchildren, Andrea Gannaway-Halsted, Lawrence, Douglas Vines (Shannon), New Mexico. His great grandchildren, Katherine Halsted, Collin Vines and Hayden Vines, sister’s Bonna Strout and Essie Gillihan in Arkansas. He was preceded in death by grandson Richard Vines, II and son in law Ray Chase.

Family graveside services will be held at 2:00 pm. Friday, January 4th at Eudora Cemetery. The family suggests memorial contributions to American Cancer Society or Hospice Advantage of Kansas City, Kansas and may be sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.

Messages & Condolences


Maxine, Glenda and the rest of the Vines family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you at this time.

From Pam Carson Cindy Hess...

We are sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Aunt Pam and Aunt Cindy

From susan oxandale-turrentine...

So sorry to year of your loss.

From Greg Neis...

Linda, Richard, Glenda, and Andrea. Deepest sympathy for your loss. Your family will be in our prayers.

From barbara bryant....

So sorry for your loss. I have lots of good memories of Uncle Verlin. Wishing i could be there but the chemo keeps me close to home. Sending u hugs and love..Remember u are never alone. God will stand with u..

From Lynn Wilson-Bruce...

Linda and family ~ My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! I am so sorry for your loss! My heart aches for you! Sending you lots of love! ~ Lynn

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