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Vernon Edwards

Vernon Edwards

Vernon Lee “Strawberry” Edwards, 77, of Marissa, IL; born June 27, 1935 in St. Louis, MO; passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at Sparta Community Hospital in Sparta, IL.

Mr. Edwards was a retired coal mine manager. He currently enjoyed working a Buchheits Farm Supply Store in Sparta, IL. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a Shriner.

He is preceded in death by his parents – Kenneth and Veronica, nee Kane, Brothers. 1 son – Alan Edwards.

He is survived by his wife Brenda, nee Pickering, Edwards. His children – Pamela (Roy) Wiggins of Galatia, IL; Verna Edwards of Marissa, IL; Lonnie Reeves of Belleville, IL; Pamela Treat of Carrier Mills, IL; Penny Reeves of Kansas City, MO. 8 grandchildren – Andrea; Derick; Casey; Josh; Quade; Christopher; Aaron; Brandon. 1 great-grandchild – Bella. 1 sister- Linda (Louie) Douglas of Harrisburg, IL.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

In accordance with Vernon’s wishes no services will be held.

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  1. Administrator says:

    Vernon you were an awesome co-worker. You will be missed more than you will ever know. Buchheits just won’t be the same without you!! R.I.P.

    Posted by: Tiffany Grab – Pinckneyville, IL – co-worker Apr 26, 2013

  2. Administrator says:

    Dear Pam and Family:

    I am truly sorry to hear about Vernon’s passing.

    I know your hearts feel extremely heavy right now, but stay strong in your faith and remember that God makes no mistakes. He obviously wanted or needed Vernon for something far more special. I am praying for all of you.

    With much love!!!

    Posted by: Carla Womack – Harrisburg, IL – Friend of Pam’s Family Apr 26, 2013

  3. Administrator says:

    Vernon was always a pleaser to work with and loved hearing him sing. He will be greatly missed by the whole buchheit crue he had no enemy’s.

    Posted by: Amy me rich – Tilden, IL – Co-worker Apr 26, 2013

  4. Administrator says:

    Vernon was a joy to work with

    Posted by: Amy embrace – Tilden, IL – Co-worker Apr 26, 2013

  5. Administrator says:

    Vernon was a joy to work with always loved to here his sing through the store.he will be greatly missed by all.

    Posted by: Amy embrich – Tilden, IL – Co-worker Apr 26, 2013

  6. Administrator says:

    Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Vernon was loved by everyone he worked with. I will miss him dearly and all if his crazy jokes. He will always be in our hearts. Rip Vernon

    Posted by: jessica cahoon – steeleville, IL – coworkers Apr 27, 2013

  7. Administrator says:

    Brenda & Family,
    I am so, so sorry for your loss. It has been years since I have seen either of you and yet I can remember your loving and fun relarionship. You and Vernon were such a great pair & I know you are going to miss him terribly. I will be praying for God’s Peace that passes all understanding to surround you and sustain you. Hang in there girl. You have my deepest, deepest sympathies.

    Pam Duensing Schwartzkopf

    Posted by: Pam Duensing Schwartzkopf – Hudson, IL Apr 27, 2013

  8. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear the news about Vernon. Praying for the whole family. Your in our thoughts…..Stan and Bev

    Posted by: Bev and Stan Lewis – Marissa, IL – friend Apr 27, 2013

  9. Administrator says:

    I worked with Vernon. He always made me laugh, sometime not on purpose. I really enjoyed working with him. He will be greatly missed.

    Posted by: Nicole Wagner – Lenzburg, IL – Co worker @ buchheits Apr 27, 2013

  10. Administrator says:

    Brenda, my deepest sympathies to you and your family. Vernon was such a good to friend to Bill. He was always checking on him and seeing he got to breakfast if he needed a ride. The breakfast “round table” will not be the same. You’re in my prayers.

    Posted by: Sue Quick – Marissa, IL – Friend Apr 28, 2013

  11. Administrator says:

    I am very saddened to hear of Strawberry passing. I am glad I got to meet you and have a short visit with Strawberry. He will be missed.I will keep you in my prayers. The breakfast club will never be the same .

    Posted by: Susan Hillyard – oakdale il Apr 28, 2013

  12. Administrator says:

    So sorry to hear about Vernon. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Posted by: Heather Graham – Steeleville, IL Apr 29, 2013

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