This was published in the January 25, 2001 edition of the Wapello Republican. I am not related to Mr. Devore and have no further information.
Vernon Lee Devore, age 82, rural Wapello, Iowa, died at his home Thursday morning, January 18, 2001. The son of David Earl and Merle DeEtta Callahan Devore, he was born April 20, 1918 near Wapello. He married Irene May Huff on May 30, 1946 in Wapello.
Vernon had attended Victory school in Louisa County and later served in the Army Medical Corps during WWII. He was a farmer and in retirement thoroughly enjoyed word-wooking.
He was a member of the Mulford Evangelical Free Church of Muscatine. He was also a member of the Louisa County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife, Irene; two sons, Rev. David Rene Devore and his wife Anita of Durbanville, South Africa, and Harlan Vernon Devore and his wife Linda of Fayetteville, North Carolina; three daughters, Muriel Kathleen Henning and her husband William of Oak Park, Illinois, Corrinne Tryon and her husband Steven of Rochester, New York, and Shirley Anne Funk and her husband David Bruce of Iowa City, Iowa; fourteen grandchildren; and four brothers, James and George Devore, both of Wapello, and Warren and Robert Devore, both of Burlington.
He was preceded in death by his parents, an infant daughter, and three sisters, Edrie Fisher, Jean Foster and Molly O'Banion.
A graveside committal service for Vernon Devore was held at 3 pm Sunday, January 21, 2001, at Bethel Cemetery, rural Wapello, the Rev. Frank Beaty officiating. The casket bearers included Mark Henning, Philip Henning, Thomas Henning, Lance Tryon, Robert Cowles and Michael Matson.
Visitation was Saturday at the Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello. The family met with friends there in the evening.
A Memorial Fund has been established for the benefit of the Mulford Evangelical Free Church of Muscatine.