Verna Lynn Solomon (Henry), 67, of Drexel, Missouri, passed away August 14th, 2023 in Kansas City, Missouri.
She was born on April 18th, 1956, to Vernon W.C. and Dorothy Louise Henry in Kansas City, Missouri and was the oldest of four children. Verna was a daddy’s girl and was proud to be his namesake. She took her job as big sister seriously. From babysitting, cheering them on, and always being a constant in their lives.
Verna was a graduate of Pleasant Hill High School in 1974. She loved the English language and often wrote poems and limericks. Although she was shy in school, she had many friends and loved to spend time with them.
She married Art Solomon on September 29th, 1979. They were blessed with two daughters, Amber Lynne and Ashley Jean, and created a loving, tight-knit family. Art and Verna spent a wonderful 44 years together.
Her whole life Verna was full of personality, spunk, and creativity, which helped make her an excellent homemaker, wife, sister, daughter and above all, a mother. She was always her daughters’ biggest cheerleader.
She loved her family with her whole heart and never went long without letting them know how precious they were to her. She was fiercely loyal and protective. She was beyond selfless, always putting those she loved first.
Verna was an avid animal lover who had many pets throughout her life. She was known for spoiling her dogs and treated them as if they were a part of the family. It was a dream of hers to one day own a rescue for dogs.
In later years, she held the title of “Mimi” in highest regard.
Mimi’s favorite pastimes included spoiling her grandbabies, listening to music (often loudly, so she could feel it in her bones), reading, and traveling.
Verna is survived by her husband Art of Drexel, Missouri; Daughters, Amber Solomon (Gary) of Archie, Missouri and Ashley Barney (Matt) of Gardner, Kansas; three grandchildren, Corbin Barney, Riley Barney, Kaylin Hall; siblings Guy Henry of Lee Summit, Missouri and MaryBeth Jennings of Butler, Missouri.
Private Family Memorial Service will be held.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wayside Waifs, or Harrisonville Animal Shelter and send in care of Dickey Funeral Home, PO Box 432, Harrisonville, Missouri 64701.