September 17, 1940 - November 15, 2021
Verna Sue Artherton of Bartlesville, Ok daughter of Prince Albert and Myrtle Mae (Falleaf) Black was born September 17th, 1940 in Copan Ok. Verna passed away with family by her side on Nov. 15 ,2021, at the age of 81. Verna attended Seneca Indian school in Wyandotte OK.,Haskell Indian school in Lawrence KS. and Bartlesville Business College. She retired from the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. She was a proud member of the Delaware Tribe of Indians. Verna’s family belong to the Turtle Clan and shared a deep seeded root in Native American ancestory and culture. Verna was known for her humor and orneriness. She was there for her children and grandchildren and loved each one dearly. She loved having the grandchildren and great grandchildren around her. She closely followed her grandsons racing and football careers. Her favorite shows were Wheel of Fortune, Law and Order and The Voice. Verna is preceded in death by her parents along with two brothers Douglas W. Falleaf and Albert Eugene Black. We know that she is received by our ancestors and loved and cared for. Her homecoming is undoubtedly a joyful celebration of love and reunion with family that went before her. Survivors include 5 children: Benita Shea, Dale (Pistol)Artherton, Dennis Artherton, Deanna Cowart and husband, James Cowart and Sandra Artherton, all of Bartlesville OK. 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren and a host of other family and friends. Graveside services will be held on Sunday, November 21st, at 10 a.m. at the Delaware Indian cemetery north of Dewey, Okla. Lunch will be served afterwards at the Delaware tribe of Indians in Forsythe Hall at 5100 N. Barbara, Bartlesville Ok. A side dish, dessert or drinks are welcomed. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Verna’s honor can be sent to the Delaware Pow Wow Association c/o Elaine Clinton 401050 W 600 Road, Copan, Okla 74022.
Verna Sue Artherton of Bartlesville, Ok daughter of Prince Albert and Myrtle Mae (Falleaf) Black was born September 17th, 1940 in Copan Ok. Verna passed away with family by her side on Nov. 15 ,2021, at the age of 81. Verna attended Seneca... View Obituary & Service Information
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