Ruth (Vernon) Nyfeler
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Word was received here of the death of Ruth Vernon Nyfeler, 86, a former Brownsville resident, who died Saturday, Jan. 7, 1995.

She was born in Carnegie, Okla., to Walter Newton Vernon, a prominent early-day Methodist minister, and Fannie Hawling Dodd Vernon. A graduate of Southern Methodist University, she taught in public schools in the Dallas area and in Del Rio. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church, Past Matron, and 50-year member of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of the Daughters of the Nile. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution in which her membership established a new entry in the organization's Patriot Index. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Losee Nyfeler, in September 1993.

Survivors include three sons, George Losee Nyfeler Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., John Vernon Nyfeler of Austin and James Dwight Nyfeler of Plano; a daughter, Ruth Virginia Nyfeler Steele of Kerrville; a brother, Dodd Vernon of Dallas; two sisters, Mary Pauline Vernon Miller and Opal Frances Vernon Nicholls, both of Dallas; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m today at Rhoton Funeral Home in Carrollton with burial at Furneaux Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. at C.C. Young Memorial Home in Dallas with the Rev. N.C. Thomas officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Order of the Eastern Star or to the donor's favorite charity.

Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams


The Kerville Times (Kerville, TX) - January 10, 1995
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams


JUNE 24, 1908 - JAN. 7, 1995

Furneaux Cemetery, Carrollton, Denton County, Texas


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