Vernita Louise (Sherwin) Savage, age 75, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at home in Mentor on June 23, 2018. Born in Malvern, Arkansas, on September 5, 1942, she is the daughter of the late Vern and Waunita Sherwin. Vernie attended Waynesburg College. She worked at British Petroleum headquarters in Ohio, the City of Mentor, and served as the first woman President of Council for the City of Mentor-on-the-Lake.
Vernie enjoyed horseback riding in her youth, stamp collecting and travelling to see her 7 grandkids. She was an avid dog lover and deeply enjoyed card and board games.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Sam C. Savage, Sr. Vernie is survived by her children: Mark (Tanya) Savage, Rachel (Ken) Dauenhauer, and Sam (Jade) Savage; grandchildren: Kaylee and Victoria Savage, Taylor and Harley Viney, Emma Dauenhauer, Estella and Austin Savage.
The family will be having a celebration of Vernie's life with friends and family at a date to be determined.