Charlene Vernon

Dec. 22, 1919-Aug. 28, 2021


Charlene Vernon, 101, of Thorntown passed away Saturday, Aug. 28, 2021, at Bickford of Crawfordsville.

She was born Dec. 22, 1919, in Montgomery County, a daughter of the late Orville Earl and Alta (Flaningam) Deck.                      

She attended school at Shannondale and graduated from Darlington High School in 1938.  Following high school, she worked at the Thorntown Telephone Company and a few years later at Woolworth’s in Crawfordsville.

On Oct. 10, 1943, she was united in marriage to David M. Vernon in Logansport. He preceded her in death Dec. 16, 1989. Early in their marriage, they lived in Pennsylvania and Fort Wayne, Indiana. In 1948 they moved back on the family farm in Darlington.

Charlene was a devoted farm wife, who took pride in taking care of her family. She was dedicated member of the Shannondale Presbyterian Church, where she was the pianist and organist for over 60 years. Her other memberships included the Darlington Eastern Star over 75 years, Thorntown Home Economics Club, Shannondale Ladies Aide and card clubs. She also volunteered a few years at Witham Memorial Hospital. 

Survivors include: daughter Linda Vernon-Goldman of Darlington and granddaughter Lisa M. Goldman of Thorntown.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Charlene was preceded in death by her sister, Edith, and her twin sister, Charlotte.

Visitation will be held 1-2:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at Myers & Hunt Mortuary, 116 W. Plum St., Thorntown. Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home in Thorntown. Interment will follow services at Lutheran Cemetery in Darlington.

The family would prefer those in attendance to wear a mask.

Memorials may be given in her memory to Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research.

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