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Vernon L. Connett

Des Moines

Published: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 9:50 a.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014 11:37 a.m. CDT

Vernon Connett, 81, died Aug. 24, 2014.

Services were 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Fielding Funeral Home in Chariton. Interment was in Derby Cemetery.

Vernon Lee “Sam” Connett, son of Abe and Mary Connett, was born Oct. 13, 1932, in Des Moines.

On June 18, 1954, Vernon married Valeria Bell Evans.

Vernon was a Korean War veteran and two-year member of VFW.

He retired after 31 years at John Deere and was a member of UAW.

Vernon is survived by his wife Valeria Connett; children, Vicki (Allen) Northway of Indianola, Vernon (Denise) Connett Jr. of Pleasantville and Linda (Dave) Ripperger of Dallas; seven grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews and friends.

Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, 10 siblings and one grandchild.

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