SPEARMAN, Texas – Vernon Hiram Edens, 92, died Sunday, Aug. 29, 2010, at the Hansford Manor in Spearman, Texas.
He was born Sept. 8, 1917, to Hiram and Maud Frances (Carley) Edens in Hough, Okla.
He married Norma Evylene Ogan June 13, 1942, in Liberal. She survives.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He worked as a mechanic and a heavy equipment operator.
He was a member of the Gruver First Baptist Church.
Other survivors include two brothers-in-law, George and wife, Barbara Ogan, Weatherford, Okla., and Dexter and wife, Loretta Ogan, Fresno, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Raymon Otis Edens; one sister, Mary Ogan; and two infants.
o Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Gruver with Pastor Scott Curry presiding.
Graveside services with military honors will follow at 2 p.m. at the Elmhurst Cemetery in Guymon.
Memorials are suggested to the Hansford Hospice and will be accepted at the Bunch – Roberts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1112, Guymon, OK 73942.
Friends can sign the online guest book and leave condolences at www.bunchroberts.com.