The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday July 17, 1946
Page 1 column 6
Rites Thursday At
Fenns Pleasant Grove Church
          Ill for the past several months, Mrs. Belle (Marlin) Vernon, wife of  O.D. Vernon, died Tuesday morning at her home in Shelby township.  She was 87 years of age.
          Funeral services will be conducted on Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock in the Fenns Pleasant Grove Church.  Burial in charge of  Carl Norman and Son, of Hope, will be made in Hawcreek cemetery.  Friends may call at the late home at any time after noon today.
          Mrs. Vernon was born in Acton on August 1, 1858, the daughter of  William and Hester Marlin, but she had spent most of her entire life in Shelby county.  She was a member of the Waldron Baptist church.
          Survivors are the husband; two step-sons, Arthur Vernon, of Boston, Massachusetts, and  Zehner Vernon, of Indianapolis; two brothers, Clint Marlin, of Hope and  Temp Marlin  of Shelby county; a daughter, Mrs. Mollie Essex, of Hope; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Bob McKenzie

The  Shelby  Democrat
Thursday, January 4, 1934
          Mrs. Elizabeth Ann Vernon, 60, passed away yesterday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Ray Bennett, 4850 Alexander avenue, Indianapolis, death being due to complications.  Her passing is deeply mourned by her hundreds of friends.
          Funeral services will be held form the home where death occurred at one o'clock Wednesday afternoon, and from the New Palestine Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member, at two o'clock.  Burial will be in the Cunningham cemetery, near New Palestine, in charge of Max Herrlich & Son.
          Suriviors are the daughter, at whose home death occurred; two sons, Elmer Vernon of Greensburg, and  Earl Vernon,  of Cumberland; and the other daughters,  Mrs. Alice White,  Mrs. Bertha Ruley,  and  Mrs. Mollie Gephart,  all of Indianapolis;  Mrs. Nellie Alley, of Cumberland;  Mrs. Josephine Wilhart, of Greensburg;  Mrs. Elsie Smallwood, of Mishawaka;  Mrs. Irene Schloesser, of London; three sisters, four brothersand thirty granchildren.
          Mrs. Vernon's husband preceded her in death several years ago.
Contributed by Charlene Hoff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Saturday August 25, 1928
Page 1 column 5
Funeral Services of Joseph Vernon
at New Palestine Sunday
          The death of  Joseph Vernon, age 72, occurred at four o'clock this morning at his home in New Palestine, due to a complication of diseases.  Short funeral services will be held at the M. E. church at New Palestine at three o'clock, with the pastor, the Rev. LaHue, officiating.  Burial will be in the Cunningham cemetery.
          Mr. Vernon was a member of the New Palestine M. E. church.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Vernon, ten children, twenty-three grandchildren and two sisters.
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Nancy Vernon

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday Edition
March 5, 1907
(From Monday's Daily.)
          Harry Vernon, a barber of Fountaintown, died Friday and was buried yesterday afternoon, the Rev. Sharp, of Reedsville, officiating.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelby  Union  Banner
February 18, 1864
Page 3 col 1
A Tribute
To the memory of the late Harry P. Vernon, by his Class in the M.E. Sabbath School, Shelbyville, Indiana.
                    Sunday, Feb. 14th, 1864.
God in his wise providence having seen proper to remove from our midst one of our class-mates, and for many years a member of this School, it is deemed fitting that his class should pass some resolutions in manifestation of their respect for the memory of the deceased.
In his late illness, when the world and the things of the world were fast fading before him, he found hope and consolation in the promises of the Saviour, and calmly surveying the approach of death, he looked beyond its power to the glorious immortality promised to the believer. "The places that knew him will know him no more," but though dead, his memory is embalmed in the hearts of his associates and there it will live until all those who are taking part in this tribute to his shall have followed him in the journey, where for a brief space he has preceded us, through the dark valley of the shadow of death.
          Resolved, That his Class in this School, from the high esteem they had for the deceased, do sincerely condole with the bereaved family who now mourn their loss; and as a proof of their high regard, a few weeks prior to his demise, they elected him a Life-Member of the Missionary Society of the M.E. Church.
          Resolved, That two members of this Class be selected to communicate these proceedings to his afflicted parents.
          J. B. Randall  and  A. J. Gorgas were appointed by the School, and Rev. Thos. Lynch requested a copy that the proceedings might be placed upon the Church Record. Also, that they be published in each paper of this city, and the Western Christian Advocate.
           THOS. D. W. PEAKE } Com.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

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