Thelma A. Vernon

October 02, 1918 ‒ October 03, 2008

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Thelma A. Vernon, 90, of Melick St., Mount Vernon passed away on Friday evening, Oct. 3, 2008 in the emergency room at Knox Community Hospital.

She was born on October 2, 1918 in Alliance, Ohio, a daughter of the late Cleveland and Jenny (Specht) Luker.

Thelma had worked for Shellmar in Mount Vernon and the Alcove Restaurant also in Mount Vernon as a cook. She was a member of the River of Life Fellowship in Mount Vernon. Thelma loved to play bingo and euchre. Her greatest enjoyment was watching her grandson’s sporting events.

Thelma is survived by her caring family, John (Lily) Young of Knoxville, Tennessee, Linda Wright and Barbara Vernon both of Mount Vernon; seven grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren; brothers, Bill Specht of Live Oak, Florida, Chuck, Jack, Henry, and Louis Specht all of Alliance; sisters, Irene Doyle and Virginia Zoss both of Alliance.

In addition to her parents, Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, Herbert Vernon; son, James “Bob” Young; brother, Robert Specht; and sisters, Anna Mae Diehl, Ruth Korleski, and Clara Warboy.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2008 from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home, 201 Newark Rd., Mount Vernon. Inurnment will be held at a late date in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201 in Thelma’s memory.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Mrs. Vernon.

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