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John Keith Vernon

August 22, 1960 - April 25, 2017

John Keith Vernon, 56, of Pana, IL, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in Chicago, IL.  He was born August 22, 1960 in Shelbyville, IL, the son of John Richard “Sonny” & Judith (Martz) Vernon. John lived in the Pana area his entire life. He loved golf, bowling, St. Louis Cardinal’s baseball, & the Chicago Bears. He also enjoyed music and singing with his band.

He is survived by his mother, Judith Vernon, Pana, IL; children: Jade Robinson of Fort Campbell, KY, Julia Klunck of Panama City, FL, and Jesse Andrews of Alabama; brother: Jerry Vernon & wife Patti of Pana, IL; sister: Jeanette Vernon of Shelbyville, IL.  He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral Information

Graveside services will be held on Monday, May 1, 2017 @ 2:30 p.m. at Linwood Cemetery in Pana, IL with Pastor Derrick Ritchie officiating.  Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home.

Casket Bearers: Justin Vernon, Marty Horton, Kevin Ush, Jm Burleson, Shawen Martz, Daniel Sliter.

Donations Information

The family wishes to thank those who would like to celebrate John's life with a memorial gift. They ask memorials be made to the American Heart Association.

John Keith Vernon

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