Verna Darlene Brown Springston Calvert Kaplan

Verna Darlene Kaplan, 86, of Olathe, Kansas, passed away peacefully on April 17, 2014 at Garden Terrace of Overland Park.

She was born July 1, 1927 in Mildred, KS, daughter of Joseph and Ionia Brown.  She graduated from Iola High School.  She worked as a legal secretary for many years and ended her career as the Administrative Assistant to the Chief Justice of the Kansas Supreme Court.  Verna greatly enjoyed spending time with her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two husbands, Lloyd Springston and Max Kaplan and a daughter, Verna Starkey and two brothers, Ray and Leo Brown.  She is survived by three children, Myrna (Steve) Keplinger of Springfield, VA, Greg (Holly) Springston of Shawnee, KS and Debra (Tom) Billups of Wimberley, TX, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her ex-spouse, Bill Calvert.

A private family gathering will be held.


  1. Kathy & Jim Riggs on April 25, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    It was such a privilege to share time with Verna. She always had a warm smile of welcome and good conversation to share. She had an upbeat wise personality and was never complaining. No matter which nursing home she was in she was always a favorite with the staff and compassionate to the other residents. I will miss seeing her and hearing her great stories. We will be keeping her family in our thoughts and prayers. Love Jim & Kathy Riggs

  2. Myrna Keplinger on April 22, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Mom, we love you and miss you. We know that you are at peace in heaven.

  3. Debra Billups on April 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    We love you and will miss you Mom.

  4. Diane & Roger Benson on April 21, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Aaron, Jason and family,
    So sorry to hear about your grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Diane &Roger

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