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Edith Sulzner Vernon
October 1, 1906–August 12, 2008
Edith Vernon, age 101, of Olin, died Tuesday morning, August 12, 2008 at the Anamosa Care Center following a brief illness.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 Saturday morning, August 16, 2008 at St. John Lutheran Church, Olin, Iowa with interment in the Olin Cemetery. Rev. Jen Andreas will officiate at the services. Friends may call after 10:00 Saturday at the church. Goettsch Funeral Home Anamosa is caring for Edith and her family.
Surviving are 2 daughters-in-law, LaVera Vernon, Olin, and Phyllis Vernon, North Liberty; 9 grandchildren, Linda Vernon, Mark (Dana) Vernon, Sanda (Carl) Johnson, Eric Vernon, Todd (Carole) Vernon, Gwyn (Matt) Gapinski, Kurt Vernon, Carolyn Vernon, Rodney Bernet, 11 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Virgil; 3 sons, Neal, Daryl and Lyle; 2 brothers, Arthur and Clarence Sulzner; and a sister, Irene Streets.
Edith C. Sulzner was born October 1, 1906 at Monticello, Iowa. She was the daughter of Benhart and Lena Meyer Sulzner. Edith graduated from the Morley High School and went on to attend Iowa State Teachers College. She taught in a rural school near Morley. Edith C. Sulzner and Virgil Vernon were married May 8, 1929 at Clinton, Iowa.
The couple made their home in Olin where Virgil ran the elevator and a lime business. Virgil preceded her in death in 1996. Edith's health caused her to move to the care center in 2004. She was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the Rebekah Circle, Eastern Star, the Friendship Club and Bridge Club.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 15 August 2008

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