Cornelia Eggink Verver was called home to heaven by her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 16, 2015, at the age of 86.
She was born on February 11, 1929 in Vona, Colorado to Dick and Mattie Eggink, the second of seven daughters born to her parents. At the age of 6, she moved with her family to Ripon, California, and lived there for the rest of her life. She attended Ripon Christian Schools, and in 1946 graduated in the first graduating class of Ripon Christian High School. After high school, Cornelia worked as a dental assistant. In 1948, she married Jim Verver, and together they raised five daughters. Cornelia was a member of the First Christian Reformed Church. She enjoyed church activities, attending and leading in various Bible studies, spending time with family and friends, traveling with her family, and in their retirement years, with Jim. She was a very formidable gin rummy opponent! Cornelia was also accomplished in needlework, and shared her talent for knitting while assisting in the Life Skills Instructional Program at the Stanislaus County women’s jail. She was a homemaker, and also worked in the laboratory at Manteca Hospital for eight years. Most of all, Cornelia will be remembered as a humble child of God, a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.
Cornelia was predeceased by her devoted husband of 63 years, Jim, her sisters, Jessie De Angelis and Dorothy Harris, and her great-grandson, Luke Barnes. She is survived by her five daughters and sons-in law, Lynette and Bill Marble, Charlotte and Joe Holland, Judy and Dennis Vander Plaats, Lori and Bob Van Nieuwenhuyzen, and Valerie and Manuel Tavares, 13 cherished grandchildren, 19 adored great-grandchildren, her beloved sisters and brothers in law, Marie and Al Van Veldhuizen, Marian and Cory Van Spronsen, Charlotte and Bill Viss, her sister Nancy Schuller, her sister in-law Alberdina Alberdi, and brother in law and sister in law Gerrit and Gertrude Verver. She was “Aunt Connie” to 28 dear nieces and nephews.
The family is grateful for the excellent and compassionate care Cornelia received during the last months of her life at Bethany Home in Ripon.
Burial will be at the Ripon Cemetery on Saturday, April 25, at 10 a.m.
A celebration of Cornelia Verver’s life will be held at the First Christian Reformed Church, 305 Boesch Drive, Ripon, CA on Saturday, April 25, at 11 a.m.
Memorial gifts in Cornelia Verver’s name may be made to the Bethany Home Society, 930 W. Main Street, Ripon, CA, 95366, or to Ripon Christian Schools, 435 N. Maple Avenue, Ripon CA, 95366, or a charity of your choice.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, April 22, 2015