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home : obituaries : obituaries May 2, 2016

7/1/2013 8:00:00 AM
Louise Skidmore Vernon
May 17, 1918 - June 24, 2013
Louise Vernon
Louise Vernon

Louise Skidmore Vernon, 95, Rochester, passed away at 10:25 p.m. Monday, June 24, 2013, at her residence.

On May 17, 1918, she was born to Joshua M. and Mary (Shamp) Willard in Athens.

Louise and William T. Skidmore were married on Dec. 2, 1945, he passed away on Aug. 9, 1984. Her second marriage was to John Vernon on Dec. 5, 1992. He preceded her in death on May 31, 1996.

In 1937, Louise became a member of the First Baptist Church of Rochester.

After many years of service, she retired from Sears Roebuck & Co.

Louise is lovingly remembered by a daughter, Kay Myers and husband Carl, of Fort Wayne, and their sons Brett Myers and wife Suzie, Doug Myers and wife Pam, Scott Myers and wife Tara; their grandchildren, Abigel Myers, Dylan Myers and Grace Ann Myers, all of Fort Wayne; a son, Travis Skidmore and wife Angel, of Rochester, and their daughters, Deby Gauthier and husband Matt of Lincoln, Neb., Catherine Rhein and husband Troy, of Minneapolis, Minn., and Selly Campbell and husband TC, of Silver Lake; their grandchildren, Benjamin Gauthier, Seth Gauthier and Grace Gauthier; their stepgrandsons, Matt Nard and wife Carla and Andy Nard, both of Rochester; their great-stepgrandchildren, Hunter Nard and Megan Nard; two stepdaughters; Judy Vernon Zent, of Carmel, and Vicki Vernon Bobo and husband Don, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; a sister, Wilmajean Tullis, of Macy; two half sisters, Patsy Taylor, of Albuquerque, N.M. and Marlene Clark, of Soap Lake, Wash.; a half brother, Bill Willard and wife Shirley, of Rochester; a stepbrother, Gene Seidner, of Rochester; four stepgrandchildren; 11 great-stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; two sisters, Shirley Wagner and Helen Morris; a brother Charles Willard; and a stepbrother, Bob Seidner.

A celebration of the life of Louise Skidmore Vernon was on June 28, 2013, in the Good Family Funeral Home, Rochester, with Mark Spencer and Rev. Junior Bose officiating.

Interment was in IOOF Cemetery, Rochester.

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