Ruth Mason Vernon
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RUTH MASON VERNON died June 24th at the age of 94 in Prairie Village, Kansas. She was born near Deport, Texas, graduated from Paris Texas Junior College, Texas Women's College, Denton, Texas, and earned an MA degree in Comparative Literature from SMU. She had a long career as an elementary school teacher in Texas and Tennessee. She was preceded in death by her husband, the Reverend Dr. Walter N. Vernon, Jr. a member of the North Texas United Methodist Conference, former pastor of Lakewood United Methodist Church in Dallas, editor and writer for Methodist church school publications in Nashville, Tennessee, church historian, and author of many books on Methodist history in Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, on Black history, and Native American Methodist history. She is survived by her son, Walter N. Vernon, III and his wife, Barbara, of Prairie Village, Kansas; her daughter, Kathy Vernon Clark and her husband, Stanley, of Decatur, Alabama; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Milton Guiterrez and the Rev. Stanley P. Clark at 2 PM Monday, June 29th at Lakewood United Methodist Church (2443 Abrams Road) in Dallas with burial at Furneaux Cemetery in Carrollton, TX. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 PM at the church. Pallbearers will be grandchildren Walter Vernon IV, Eric Vernon, Dr. Alex Vernon, Marty Clark, Jennifer Clark, and nephews Frank Mason Bean and Jim Nyfeler. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Lakewood United Methodist Church.

The Dallas Morning News - Sunday, June 29, 2003
Submitted by Edward Lynn Williams


RUTH MASON 1909-2003
REV WALTER N. Jr. 1907-1993

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