Joann Collie Vernon, 79, died Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Fort Worth.
Funeral is 10 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Coker Funeral Home in Jacksboro with burial to follow at Cundiff Cemetery.
Joann was a lively, spirited and generous woman who loved her family deeply. She was blessed with great friendships and wonderful, caring neighbors. She retired after many years of service from the General Services Administration.
Joann is survived by a son, David Wayne Manning and daughter-in-law, Michelle, of Austin; daughter Kathy Mabey and son-in-law, Charles, of Fort Worth; grandchildren Jodi Blackmon, Donald Louis Owens Jr., and Ruby, Kaleigh and Micah Manning; great-grandchildren Katie Galbreath, Michaela Waller, Donald Louis Owens III (Tres); sister Doris Williams of Stephenville; and brother Thomas Neal Collie of Jacksboro.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Major John Vernon, and her parents, Elmer and Ruby Collie.