Veronica Lynn Unverdorben “beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister and aunt”
OSWAYO, Pa.---Veronica Lynn Unverdorben, 51, of Oswayo, passed away with her loving family by her side on Friday, September 23, 2022, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on Saturday, April 10, 1971 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Ronald L. Gross and Connie R. Worthington Sikes. On November 27, 1998 in Portville, N.Y., she married Dennis E. Unverdorben, who survives.
Veronica attended Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. She was employed by the former Farnsworth Cookie Factory in Cuba, N.Y., then as a home healthcare worker, and was then employed by Walmart in Allegany, N.Y. She was later employed at the Dollar General in Shinglehouse and lastly was working for Helpmates in Coudersport until retiring due to ill health.
Veronica enjoyed going to the races and watching wrestling on TV/ She also enjoyed her gardens, going 4-wheeling, crafts, and watching horror movies. She was a huge Elvis fan. Her greatest love was her family, especially her grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband; her mother and stepfather, Connie and Donnie Sikes of Shinglehouse; her father and stepmother, Ronald and Kathy Gross of Shinglehouse; her ten children, Shauna (Paul Deiley) Lockwood of Port Allegany, Shane Lockwood of Richburg, N.Y., Megan (Shawn Shelley, Sr.) Unverdorben of Richburg, Darrell (Jessica Howard) Unverdorben of Eldred, Dennis E. (Danielle Logue) Unverdorben, Jr. of Farmers Valley, Robert Haynes of Washington, D.C., Tyke (Christine Poweska) Unverdorben of Oswayo, Gordon Unverdorben of Oswayo, Justin Unverdorben of Gold, and Angie Unverdorben of Olean, N.Y.; many grandchildren; eight siblings, Tracey Gross of Oswayo, Christina (Steve Boutwell) of Coudersport, Ronnie Lee (Marisa) Gross of Smethport, Nathan Gross of North Carolina, Cassandra (Dave) Collins of Bolivar, N.Y., Dawn (James) Hunter of Texas, David Sikes, of Pittsburgh, and Kimberly (Scott) Shelp of Shinglehouse; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.
Veronica was predeceased by a granddaughter, Nevaeh Unverdorben; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gordon and Sharon Unverdorben.
Family and friends may call from 5pm to 6pm on Friday, September 30, 2022, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where a celebration of Veronica’s life will follow at 6pm with Tim Taylor, pastor of Crosstown Alliance Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. For further information, please call Connie and Donnie Sikes at 814-697-6772.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Veronica’s name may be made to the Hillman Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Veronica’s family entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle, or share a fond memory of Veronica, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.