Happy 100th Birthday | Lorene Dorothy Verdinek

Date of birth: Aug. 7, 1911.

Location: Weaver, W.Va.

Spouse: William Verdinek (deceased). Married in August 1938.

Children: Two daughters, Janice (Don) Smaltz and Wilma (Hank) Vukovich; one son, William Jr.

Grandchildren: 5.

Great-grandchildren: 17.

Background: Homemaker and avid crocheter, earning a blue ribbon at Canfield Fair. Loved baking cookies for the holidays and was known for her pizzelles. She got many of her ideas for baking and cooking from Vince Camp on Party Line. She and her husband loved dancing, especially polkas. They spent winters in Las Vegas for several years.

Longevity: Attributes her long life to hard work and the love of her family.

Celebration: Party planned at noon today at Marian Living Center, an assisted living facility on the campus of The Assumption Village, 9800 Market St., North Lima, where she resides. Steve Fazzinni will provide entertainment at 12:45 p.m.

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