Samuel and Bessie Verhage lived in the Dover/Valencia area of Shawnee County, Kansas until 1934 when Samuel passed away. Bessie moved in with their son, Richard, who lived Tonganoxie. Richard farmed near Tonganoxie until 1943 when he started working for the Franklin Dairy, ultimately retiring from All Star Dairy in Lawrence in 1972.
Bessie was still reported on the U.S. Census as living with Richard and his wife Edna in 1940 but I was unable to find an exact year that she passed away. I am assuming that she was buried in Valencia Cemetery next to her husband, Samuel.
1878 - 1934
1885 - 19
Valencia Cemetery, Dover Township, Shawnee County, Kansas