Harold Vernon

Thursday, January 3, 2002

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Harold Edwin "Jake" Vernon, 73, of Perryville died Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at Perry County Nursing Home.

He was born Jan. 30, 1928, in Perry County, Mo., son of Elmer J. and Lela Boxdorfer Vernon.

Vernon was a retired mechanic and member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Survivors include a son, Rodney Vernon of Trenton, Ga.; three daughters, Darlene McDonald of Bryant, Ala., Jackie Miles of Trenton, Tracy Vernon of Perryville; five brothers, Elvis, Willard, Ray, Larry and Gary Vernon, all of Perryville; four sisters, Evelyn Cottner, Doloris Neuling, Sharon Baudendistel, all of Perryville, Connie Kempfer of Evansville, Ill.; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and two great-stepgrandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Friends may call at Young and Sons Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. today, and Friday from 6:30-8:30 a.m.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Craig Otto officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.