Rosary was read Sunday evening, June 10, 2012 at St. Theresa Catholic Church. Funeral Mass was held on Monday, June 11 at St. Theresa Catholic Church with Father Mieczyslaw Przepiora officiating. Burial was in Panhandle Cemetery under the direction of Minton Chatwell Funeral Directors of Panhandle.
Vernon was born Oct. 13, 1924 at Lawrence, Kan. to Gerheard and Elizabeth Reining. He married Rose Marie Haiduk on March 31, 1948 in Panhandle. He was a farmer and a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, children, Mary Katherine, James Daniels, Mary Ann and Joan Carroll.
Survivors include his wife of Panhandle; sons, Richard, Gary, Robert, Howard and Patrick all of Panhandle; daughters Marie Elliot, Dorothy Mann, Margaret Reining, Betty Brumley, Josephine Wilcox, all of Amarillo, Janice Freeman of Panhandle and Monica Greenwood of Burlingame, Kan.; sister-in-Law Carol Reining of Amarillo; 28 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.