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Vernon R. Stuart

Visitation:
Saturday, January 29, 2005 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Service:

Sunday, January 30, 2005 at 2 p.m. at Waters Funeral Chapel in Vandalia, Missouri.
Officiating will be: Rev. Jim Williams.
Music provided by: members of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Choir.
Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vandalia, Missouri.
Pallbearers: Jon Grenier, David Hauser, Steve Mullen, Guillaume Marrelec, Brad Becker and Daniel Troesser. Honorary pallbearers: Merle Culwell, Kenneth McDonald, Louis Rees, Donald Ray Morris, Richard Rentfro, Randy Flowers, Mike Lowrance and Raymond Oberhaus. Honorary junior pallbearer will be Jeffrey Fischer.

Vernon R. Stuart passed away in rural Vandalia at 3:35 a.m. on Friday, January 28, 2005. Vernon, better known in the community as "Grandpa" had been a rural Vandalia area resident all his adult life. He had worked for a short time at the Walsh Refractories near Farber and then went into the U. S. Army during World War II. After the service, in 1946, he and Opal Mae moved to the Vandalia area and began farming. Vernon loved to fish, raise livestock and was a frequent visitor to Harold's Barber Shop and Jones Used Cars, trading stories and "news" with everyone. Vernon was a member of the Farber Presbyterian Church and Vandalia VFW Post 2173.

Born: October 30, 1921 in Downs, Kansas the son of William Robert and Eva Mae (Brabant) Stuart.

Married: Opal Mae Reisman on January 3, 1943 in Yuma, Arizona; she preceded him in death on August 1, 1981..

Survivors include: one son, Gayle and wife, Frances Stuart of rural Vandalia; one daughter, Cheryl Oberhaus of Columbus, Ohio; one sister, Evelyn Becker of Paso Robles, Calif.; five granddaughters, Kathleen and David Hauser of Milan, Missouri; Suzanne and Jon Grenier of Rochester, Minn.; Lynette Stuart and fiancee Steve Mullen of Rochester, Minn.; Laura Oberhaus of Paris, France and special friend Guillaume Marrelec of Dunkirk, France and Kim Oberhaus of Columbia, Missouri; several nieces and nephews..

Preceded in death by: .

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or Vandalia VFW Post 2173.


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