STEPHENVILLE Vernelle Perry Darby Butcher, 94, passed away Monday, December 14, 2009 in Stephenville.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at the West End Cemetery with Don Parker officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Stephenville Funeral Home.

Vernelle was born on August 13, 1915 in Lipan to the late Dr. James Harrison and Myrtle Bagwell Perry. She married Hubert Darby on August 17, 1940 in Stephenville and he preceded her in death on January 4, 1974. She married Reginald Butcher in November of 1977 and he preceded her in death November 16, 1999 after 22 years of marriage. Vernelle was employed at Farmers First National Bank for 40 years. She has resided in Stephenville since 1933 and was a member of the Graham Street Church of Christ.

Vernelle is survived by a niece, Pam Buihner of Harper; and a great- niece, Valarie Buihner of Lakeway.

She was also preceded in death by her twin brothers, J.H. and J.L. Perry.

Published December 15, 2009

Stephenville Empire-Tribune