Vernon W. Neff, age 95, of Lima passed away 10:05 a.m., Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Roselawn Manor. He was born Dec. 26, 1922 in Lima to the late Alva John and Bessie May McMillen Neff. He married Margery A. Archer, his wife of 75 years, March 6, 1943 who survives.
Vernon had been a lifelong farmer in Allen and Auglaize Counties and was a member of the Lima Farmers Club. He attended Hume United Methodist Church.
Additional survivors include children Marsha Baker of Pensacola, FL and William G. ‘Bill’ (Nancy) Neff of Lima, grandchildren: William Page (Sarah) Baker of Pensacola, FL and Shannon R. (Fred) Neff of Lima and 3 great grandchildren; sister Evelyn J. Smith of Cridersville and sisters-in-law: Jean Neff of De Graff and Mary Lou Neff of Wapakoneta.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Alva J. ‘Brownie’ Neff, Jr, Jimmie A. Neff an infant brother Richard and a grandson Christian M. Neff.
The funeral service will be 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 8th at Hume United Methodist Church with Rev. Rick Lamb officiating. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the SPC Christian M. Neff Memorial Scholarship Fund at Apollo Career Center or Hume United Methodist Church.