October 29, 1937 - October 10, 2020
Sharon Sue (Donley) Vernon, 82, Huntington, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at her home following a short illness. She was born Oct. 29, 1937, in Logansport, to John and Mary Donley. She moved to Huntington in 1976 and was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Huntington where she sang alto in the choir for more than 40 years and served on various committees. She was a member of the Emmaus community. She worked for Wilson Realty until one month prior to her death. She also had worked at The Party Shop, L&K Restaurant and as an elementary reading aide. Before moving to Huntington, Sharon lived in Fort Wayne for more than a decade. In Fort Wayne she sang with the Southmore Singers and was a founding member of Epworth United Methodist Church. She worked at Miss and Masters children's clothing store and Zoli's Chalet. She graduated from Logansport High school and attended North Manchester and Purdue University. She enjoyed camping, gardening and other outdoor activities, and cooking for her family. She was a talented piano player. She had several family dogs throughout her life and especially enjoyed her Jack Russell Terrier Patches, who was her companion following her husband's death. Sharon sent dozens of cards to friends and family every year and was never late with a birthday card. Survivors include her children, Tami (Jim) Ehinger of Springville, Chuck (Janelle) Vernon of Marion, Marda (Jeff) Johnson of Indianapolis, Michelle (Brian) Kelly of Scranton, Pa., and Renee' (Scott) Kirkpatrick of Huntington; 20 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister, Shirley (Richard) Harris of Fort Wayne; several nieces, and the Brunners, the Cooks and the Deans, neighbors who became family to Sharon and Chuck over the years. She was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years, Charles Vernon, and grandson Justin Kirkpatrick. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to noon Thursday, Oct. 15, with funeral service at noon at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN. Burial will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Huntington. Please follow local recommendations for face covering and social distancing during all events. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Place of Grace, P.O. Box 5172, Huntington, IN 46750. Because of Sharon's interest in finding a cure for Alzheimer's, contributions may also be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.
Sharon Sue (Donley) Vernon, 82, Huntington, died Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, at her home following a short illness. She was born Oct. 29, 1937, in Logansport, to John and Mary Donley. She moved to Huntington in 1976 and was a longtime member of... View Obituary & Service Information
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