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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Vernon R. Ingham, Sr., 86, of Clara, formerly of Coudersport, PA

Vernon R. Ingham, Sr.

CLARA, PA---Vernon R. Ingham, Sr., 86, of Clara, formerly of Coudersport, died Saturday, April 23, 2011 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a brief illness.

Born February 2, 1925 in Chester, he was a son of Herbert V. and Gladys Caples Ingham. On November 11, 1982 in Coudersport, he married the former Beverly A. Albney, who died on May 16, 2009.

Mr. Ingham attended Upper Pottstown High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II serving as a seaman/deck foreman on the USS Yosemite AD-19 from 1944 to 1946.

Prior to the war, he was employed by the former Pine Forge Steel Company in Pine Forge, by Mrs. Smith’s Pie Company in Pottstown and by West Motor Freight Company as a truck driver in Boyertown. After the war he was employed by Walter F. Schwab Oil Company in Pottstown for 27 years and later by General Supply Company in Pottstown. After moving to Coudersport, he owned and operated the former Center Arco. He was later employed by Jones Motor Freight in Spring City in building maintenance.

Mr. Ingham was an avid hunter, enjoyed working in his gardens, and loved animals.

Surviving are seven children: Sandra L. (Joseph) Pereni of Pottstown, Joyce (Marvin) Rosen of Chester Springs, Sharon (John) Semet of Boyertown, Vicki (George) Dallas of Pottstown, Vern (Cathy) Ingham of Phoenixville, Jace (Michelle) Ingham of Elizabethtown, and Scott (Teena) Ingham of Waynesboro, VA; thirteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Ingham was predeceased by his parents.

Friends may call at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 from 9 to 11 a.m. at which time funeral services will be held. The Rev. Robert N. Hubbard, pastor of the Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle, will officiate. Burial will be in Clara Cemetery.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle, 1127 Route 44, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.


Heidi said...

I will miss seeing Vern....what an awesome man! Now he can be with Bev. The love of his life :) You will be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to all his family and friends.

Joe Lagrua said...

RIP Varn. Thanks for being so nice to our kids.

Jacques Lagrua said...

Vern, Me and my family miss you already, I know you are in peace now and can be with your beautiful wife again... I hope you watch down on us from above. And dont worry i will take care of all of our deer for you.

Sue Stouch said...

Uncle Vernon,
You are now in the loving arms of your Lord and Savior - God Bless you
Love you,

Anonymous said...

The Ingham family would like to thank everyone for their kind expressions of sympathy. We would especially like to thank the members of Myrtle Gospel Tabernacle and the Bell Run Church for their kindness and help with refreshments. We also would like to thank the members of the Potter County Honor Guard for their moving tribute. Vernon will be sadly missed.