Elizabeth Mary Vernon, 87, passed away on May 22, 2020 after years of battling heart disease.
Born to Mary E. Kehoe Brady and William A. Brady in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania on August 14, 1932. She was known to her friends and family as Beth or Bep. In June 1954, she married David A. Vernon III to begin their 66 years of marriage. She is survived by her husband, David, their four children, David A. Vernon IV, Carol E. Warrener (Jerome), Paul M. Vernon (Sandra) and Philip W. Vernon (Francine), nine grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her parents Mary and William Brady, brothers William, James and John, sisters Margaret, Anne and Helene.
After her youngest child entered elementary school at the age of 33, Beth enrolled at West Chester University to pursue a teaching degree. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in 1971 and later a Master’s degree in Education.
Beth was awarded an honorary life membership in the National Parent Teachers Association for the volunteer work she did while her children were attending the Paoli Pike Elementary School. She was a Den Mother in the late 60s, while her sons were in Cub Scouts and a Brownie Leader for her daughter’s Girl Scouts of America Troop. She had worked as a volunteer for many years at the Goshen Country Fair which benefits the Goshen Fire Company. After retiring, Beth volunteered her time at Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital and the Bring and Buy Shop.
Upon retiring, Beth and her husband lived in Florida and during the summers at their seashore house in Delaware. In addition to being a loving wife, mother and grandmother, Beth enjoyed playing cards, Petanque, Mexican Train, reading and going out to dinner, but being with her friends and family gave her the most joy.
Due to the COVID-19 restrictions services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the American Heart Association (www2.heart.org) or St. Jude’s Research Hospital (stjude.org).
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American Heart Association
1617 JFK Blvd., Suite 700, Philadelphia PA 19103
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN 38105