Verlyn was born in Chatham Township daughter of the late William & Pearlean (VanDusen) Ladd. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Windsor, a missionary for many years and an elementary school teacher in North Buxton and Windsor for 42 years. Surviving is her brother Grant Ladd of North Buxton and sisters-in-law: Geraldine Ladd and Vera Ladd both of Chatham. A host of cousins, nieces and nephews also survive. She is predeceased by three brothers: Glen, Lorne and Henry Ladd, sisters: Pearl Scott, Miranda and Gertrude Ladd, Sadie Eubanks and Odessa Caliman.