Breckenridge Texan

Verna Huffman Blue

Verna Huffman Blue
April 20
07:05 2018

Verna Huffman Blue, age 90 of Breckenridge, passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 21, at Gunsight Baptist Church with Rev. Rex Boggs officiating. Interment will follow in the Breckenridge Cemetery under the direction of Morehart Mortuary. Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 20, at Morehart Mortuary.

Verna Mae Huffman was born on April 14, 1928, to parents, Carl Lee Huffman and Maybelle Durossette Huffman. She grew up in Eliasville and attended school until eighth grade. On May 15, 1944, she married Burt Blue in Breckenridge, when he came home one weekend on furlough. She lived in Odessa from 1948 until she moved to Breckenridge in 1964. Verna worked as a school crossing guard for 15 years. She was an ordained minister, as well as a Sunday school teacher for 50 years at various churches, including Rose Avenue Baptist Church. Every Sunday she would take children to church, sometimes in three car loads. She was a member of Gunsight Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl, Sr. and Maybelle Huffman; her husband, Burt Blue, Sr.; two daughters, Jannette Henderson and Dolores McKee; one daughter-in-law, Rhonda Blue; four brothers; four sisters; two grandsons, Robert Blue and Mike Blue; one great-grandson, Douglas Fowler; and one great-great-granddaughter, Lillie Meeks.

Verna is survived by her children, Burt “Sonny” Blue, Jr. of Breckenridge, Mike Blue and wife Sherry of Moran, John Blue, James Blue, both of Breckenridge, Marie Jackson and husband Buddy of Coleman, Annette Yoes and husband Joe of Breckenridge; one brother, Calvin Huffman and wife Clara of Breckenridge; 30 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren, and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Meals on Wheels and may be left at Morehart Mortuary. Condolences may be made online at

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