, Port Arthur, Texas


September 16, 2013

Verneal Clanahan Verret

PORT ARTHUR —    Verneal Clanahan Verret, 92, formerly of Port Arthur, passed away on Sunday, September 15, 2013, at Remington Park Assisted and Skilled Nursing Home in Baytown, Texas.

   Verneal was born on August 17, 1921, in Saratoga, Texas, to C.D. "Rags" and Vallie Clanahan. She lived in Port Arthur for over fifty years before moving to Baytown in 2008.  Verneal worked at Mobil Oil Refinery in Beaumont during World War II.  She loved to cook, sew, work in her yard and spend time with her family and friends.

   Survivors include her son, Robert Verret and his wife, Linda, of Mont Belvieu; sister, Marilyn Hill of Mont Belvieu; brothers, Dewey Clanahan and his wife, Eloise, of Beaumont and  Jim Clanahan and his wife, Marilyn, of Midland;  grandchildren,  Angela Cox and her husband, Toby, of Baytown and  Brad Verret and his wife, Jayme, of Spring;  four great grandchildren, Tanner and Kennedy Cox of Baytown and Brayden and Ellison Verret of Spring; and a very special friend, Lavergne Tumlinson.  Verneal was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of sixty-four years, Charles Verret.

   A gathering of family and friends will take place from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, at Crespo & Jirrels Funeral Home in Baytown.  Graveside services will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves, Texas.

   We, the family of Verneal, would like to extend our sincere appreciation to the staff of Remington Park and Faith Community Hospice for their love and special care they offered to her during the time that she was with them.  In lieu of flowers "Memorial Contributions" can be made to Faith Community Hospice or a charity of your choice.

   Arrangements have been entrusted to Crespo & Jirrels Funeral and Cremation Services, 6123 Garth Road, Baytown 77521, 281.839.0700.  To view the obituary or post a tribute to the family, visit

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