Veranetta Mae Compher, age 85, of Scio, formerly of Piedmont died at 12:05 a.m. Wednesday, August 25, 2010 in Great Trail Care Center, Minerva, Ohio. Born July 4, 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky, she was a daughter of the late Abbott Simcoe and Betty Johnstone Simcoe.

Her husband, Donald D. Compher, died July 28, 1996. Two brothers, Robert Simcoe and Willace “Speedy” Simco  preceded her in death.

A service and burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, August 28, 2010 in Rock Hill Cemetery, Flushing Township, Belmont County, Ohio. Koch Funeral Home, Freeport handled the arrangements. A full obituary will appear in the next issue of the Harrison News-Herald.