Iolah Mae (Annis) Vernier

Born: Sun., May 1, 1921
Died: Tue., Jan. 22, 2013


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Fri., Jan. 25, 2013


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Iolah Mae Vernier 91, of Syracuse, IN passed away at 6:20 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at I.U. Goshen Hospital in Goshen, IN. She was born on May 1, 1921 in Hillsdale County, MI to Floyd R. and Lula Bell (Blount) Annis.

She graduated in 1939 from Frontier High School in Frontier, MI and on July 21, 1939 in Angola, IN she married Donald H. Vernier who preceded her on March 9, 2006. She was the former owner and operator of Lac La Belle Resort in Watersmeet, MI for 30 years and was a member of Land O’ Lakes Bible Church in Land O’ Lakes, WI. She has been a Syracuse area resident since 1998 coming here from Land O’ Lakes, WI.

She is survived by:
Daughter – Sherrie Shafer of Syracuse, IN

She was preceded by her parents, husband, infant sister & infant brother.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Frontier Cemetery, Clark Rd., Frontier MI with Rev. Don Gentry of the New Hope United Brethren Church in Camden, MI officiating.

Memorial bequest may be given to Donor’s Choice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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Richard & Kym Owen
   Posted Tue January 22, 2013
To the entire Vernier / Shafer family,

May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.

Richard & Kym Owen and the Staff of Owen Family Funeral Home


Stanley Clingerman
   Posted Thu January 24, 2013
Sherry: Just saw the obituary tonight for your mom. Shocked! Such an nice lady. Oh, the times our family enjoyed at their resort in Watersmeet. Shot my first deer there. I'd try to get mom to the cemetary tomorrow for the service, but the weather doesn't sound too good, and she's not real stable on her feet.
So I'm sorry that we won't be able to attend. I'll take the article to mom Friday and explain her passing to mom. Please send me your address so I can get a card for mom to mail to you. So sorry for your loss.

Stan