Vern (Hildebrand) Deus of Martinsville, formerly of Maplewood, died Jan. 29, 2011. She was born in Irvington and lived in Maplewood for over 75 years.
Mrs. Deus was active in the PTA at her children’s schools and served as judge on the Election Board in Maplewood for over 40 years. She was a life member who was active in fund-raising efforts for Flo Okin Cancer Relief, Inc. She was also a member of the Auxiliary of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Overlook Hospital in Summit.
Predeceased by her husband, Robert, she is survived by two daughters, Carrol of Martinsville and Barbara Reddington of Springfield; her sister, Vera Kline of Warren; and several nieces and nephews.
Private services were held with arrangements by J.L. Apter Memorial Chapels of Springfield. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tenn.; or Flo Okin Cancer Relief.