Virginia L. Vernon, 84, of Ravenna formerly of Danneborg, died December 20, 2019 at Good Samaritan Care Center in Ravenna, NE.
Funeral Services will be at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 27, 2019 at Jacobsen-Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in St. Paul. Pastor Scott Evans will be officiating. Interment will be in the Oakridge Cemetery in Dannebrog.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.
Virginia L. Vernon, daughter of William R and Pearl (Ankney) Miller, was born March 28, 1935 in Grand Island, NE.
Virginia grew up going between Dillion, Montana and Monrovia, California. She graduated high school in Monrovia, Cali in 1954. On Sept 29, 1956 she was united in marriage to Marvin Vernon in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple made their home in Monrovia, where she worked for an electronics assembler from 1955-1971. In 1971, the family moved to Dannebrog, NE to begin a dairy farm. In 1975 the couple sold the dairy farm and move into town.
Virginia graduated in 1975 from Grand Island Business School with an Accounting Degree. She then worked from 1976-1984 as Dannebrog’s Village Clerk and was Trustee of the Village Board. She was also President of Home Project Extension Club in Dannebrog, Member of the Booster Club, First Baptist Church & Bible Study, Treasure of Dannebrog Hike & Bike Trail and the Danish Theatre Group.
Virginia enjoyed traveling, camping, directing the Danish Theatre and teaching bible study at the First Baptist Church after retiring. But most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. If you asked her family they’d tell you that she loved the color pink, she surrounded herself with a collection of angels, she could make just about anything when it comes to crafts, she was fashionable, sweet and sassy. She had more kindness in her pinky then most people do in their entire body and she would do anything for her family.
In January of 1999, the couple moved to Ravenna so that she could be close to family. Her husband moved into the Good Samaritan Care Center and she lived across the street to be close by. She also volunteered at the facility. She became a member of the United Methodist Church and Bible Study, and she was also on the Board at the Senior Center in Ravenna.
Survivors include two daughters & two sons-in laws; Pearl and Dave Sklenar of Ravenna NE, Pam and Kevin Kulek of Oklahoma, 2 brothers. 16 grandchildren and multiple great grandchildren,
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin Vernon, parents William & Pearl, 3 daughters: Shelia, Patricia, and Marlina; 2 brothers: Harold and Frank, 1 sister: Melinda, and a grandson Lucas.
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