Vernon Edward Hackathorn 1927 - 2005 Oskaloosa
Graveside services for Vernon Edward Hackathorn, 77, Oskaloosa, will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Buster Cemetery, northeast of Perry.Mr. Hackathorn died Monday, July 25, 2005, at his home.He was born Dec. 11, 1927, in Kansas City, Kan., the son of Giles R. and Alma Bengelli Hackathorn. He graduated from Oskaloosa High School in 1948.Mr. Hackathorn was a tire builder for Goodyear Tire Co. in Topeka for 35 years and retired in 1985. He also farmed near Oskaloosa for 52 years. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Valley Falls and Blessed Hope Baptist Church in Oskaloosa. He married Patricia LaVerne Carlyle on Feb. 10, 1948, in Wichita. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include four sons, Patrick, Eugene, Ore., Dan, Lawrence, and Gary and Scott, both of Oskaloosa; a daughter, Sandra Jo Flowers, Barnes; six brothers, Grant, Overland Park, Glenn, Marvin "Bub" and Larry, all of Kansas City, Kan., Gordon, Holton, and Norman, Piper; two sisters, Evelyn Hook, Independence, Mo., and Nancy Morris, Kansas City, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa.The family suggests memorials to Jefferson County Home Health and Hospice, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 416, Oskaloosa 66066.