Elinor H. Vernon

March 05, 1928 ‒ December 09, 2016

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Elinor H. Vernon, age 88, of Mount Vernon passed away on Friday, December 9, 2016 at her home.

She was born on March 5, 1928 in Mount Vernon to the late Leslie and Mary (Zeisloft) Hampshire. Elinor was employed as a realtor for Century 21 and later for Vernon Realty. She was also employed at Mount Vernon City Schools. Elinor was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), was past Matron of the Knox Chapter #236 Order of Eastern Star, and was a 75 year member of the Morgan Grange.

She is survived by her daughter, Marilyn Vernon; two sons, Ron Vernon, Bill (Denise) Vernon; four grandchildren, Ryan Vernon, Peter Vernon, Jocelyn Vernon, Edith Vernon; and seven great-grandchildren, Brayden Vernon, Jayden Vernon, Kayleigh Vernon, Raylynn Vernon, Jaycob Vernon, Myles Vernon and Jayden Vernon.

In addition to her parents, Elinor was preceded in death by her husband Donald Vernon and her brother Sherman Hampshire.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4-6PM at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home where an Ohio Eastern Star service will begin at 4PM. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, beginning at 1PM, with Rev. Marvin Haught officiating. Burial will follow in Bell Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to: Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Elinor H. Vernon.

  • Dear Vernon Family,
    I want to extend my deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. I got to know your Mom when I worked at the Knox County Recorder’s Office and she would come in for her work as a realtor. I just saw your Mom a few weeks ago in IGA and we had a nice visit. She would always take time to stop and talk. I will miss seeing her and talking to her.
    Vickie Marra

  • To my mother in-law Elinor, you will be missed dearly. Your stories and memories lead to some unforgettable conversations that I will never forget. I have a greater appreciation for the family history, the good and hard times. You were one of the strongest and hard working women I had the pleasure of knowing. Rest in peace.

  • Hi Bill, Ron and Marilyn
    so very sorry to hear of your Mom passing. My prayers for you and your family.

  • Uncle Bill, Aunt Dede and Family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I will be thinking and praying for you during this difficult time.

    I love you!

  • Bill and family,
    May God wrap you in His comfort during this sad time. Praying He gives you special memories of the love and life you shared.

  • My sympathy for the loss of a dear lady. I knew her when I worked at Mount Vernon High School, always enjoyed talking with her.

  • Dear Vernon Family,
    My deepest sympathy for the loss of Elinor. I enjoyed working with her at Mount Vernon High School. She was a dear person, dedicated to her work, and helped me many times when I was teaching Special Needs students.

  • I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Elinor at the Mt.Vernon City Schools. She was such a nice lady. She kept us all on our toes. She will be missed.
    With my deepest sympathy.
    Mary Hilton