Vernon, Barbara J. -
Plainwell - Barbara went to her heavenly home Sunday morning January 10, 2021 at her home. She was a Christmas baby born December 25, 1922 in Genesee County, Michigan daughter of the late Frank and Enola (Dieck) Moore. Mrs. Vernon resided in Plainwell since 2014. She moved to Sturgis in 1955 from Flushing. On February 21, 1942 she married Bruce W. Vernon in Flushing. He preceded her in death November 9, 2002. Mrs. Vernon retired from the Gravi-Flo Corporation in Sturgis following several years of dedicated employment as the company switchboard operator. She also worked five years as a deputy with the St. Joseph County Sherriff Department. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening and loved playing bingo and cards. She is survived by three daughters: Carole (Michael) Darby of Richland, Kathryn Long of Plainwell and Janet Vernon of Plainwell; daughter-in law Debra (Denison) Vernon, 10 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bruce, son Thomas Vernon, sister Phyllis Dyball and brother Wayne Moore. In accordance with her wishes cremation has taken place. No services are planned at this time. The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Vernon’s memory consider their favorite charity to receive it.
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