Verba Ellen Romines, daughter of the late Alva Rowley and Julia Allen Rowley, was born at Fisk on Feb. 8, 1921 and died in the Missouri Southern Healthcare at Dexter on Nov. 11, 2001, at the age of 80. Ms. Romines was a Social Service Supervisor for the Department of Public Social Services, Social Services Division at Blythe, Calif. before moving back to this area a few years ago. She was a member of the ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. #2987 in Blythe, Calif. She is survived by one sister, Betty Cross of Bernie. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Cleo L. Rowley. Visitation will be held at the Rainey Funeral Home in Bernie on Tuesday, Nov. 13 from 11:30 a.m. until the time of funeral services on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 13 at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. O.H. Brooks of Malden officiating. Interment will follow in the Shain Memorial Cemetery at Ash Hill with Rainey Funeral Home of Bernie in charge of all arrangements.