Vernon H. Templeton, 92, of Decatur, formerly of Springfield, died at Decatur Memorial Hospital in Decatur at 5:20 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2009. He was born on September 6, 1916 in Pawnee to John W. and Elizabeth Bishop Templeton. Vernon married his wife, Norma E. Alven on June 27, 1949. She preceded him in death on December 10, 2007. He is also preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and four brothers.
Vernon is survived by several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He resided in the Springfield area most of his life and worked as a warehouseman for Midwest Wholesale Drug Company.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2009 at Staab Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 24, 2009 at Staab Funeral Home with Robert Green officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make a Wish Foundation.
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