Virginia Vernon

Virginia Marie Garnett Vernon, 86, of Licking passed away July 5, 2014, at Rolla. She was born Aug. 7, 1927 in Jackson, Iowa, to Milferd and Vera Garnett.

On Aug. 1, 1953, she married John Ivan Vernon.

She is survived by her children, Twila Elaine Mulrooney and Beverly Kay Vernon, both of Sunny Valley, Ore., Susan Ann Strickland of Salem, Barbara Ann Whitwell of Houston, Carolyn Ann Stevens of Dardenne Prairie, Juanita Marie Kurbursky of Licking and Tine deMateo of San Ramon, Calif.

Also surviving are her seven siblings: Carl Francis Garnett and Doris Jean Kennedy, both of Jefferson, Iowa, Gladys Irene Hofsman of Clinton, Iowa, Lucille Elaine Cadwell of Adel, Iowa, Donald Dean Garnett of Plattsmouth, Neb.; and Darlene Vivian Taggart and Harriet Jane Paup, both of Scranton, Iowa.

She had 18 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Arthur Vernon.

Services, which are under the direction of Fox Funeral Home of Licking, are 10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at Church of Christ. Burial is in Licking Cemetery. A final graveside service will be family members.

The family suggests memorials to Sonshine and Rainbow Day School.

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