Nancy Jeanne (née Emmerich) Vernon passed away peacefully on Saturday June 17, 2017 after a yearlong battle with glioblastoma brain cancer.
Nancy was born on March 8, 1948 to Matilda Teresa Rombach and Victor William Emmerich in Cincinnati, Ohio. She grew up in a loving family including four sisters, Linda, Kathie, Judy, and Vicky. Nancy went to elementary school at St. Margaret Mary and was a big Cincinnati Reds fan. Since her Dad was very athletic and didn’t have any boys, all his girls learned to love and know all about sports. When her dad played softball with the grandchildren in the backyard, he always made sure that each child got a hit, no matter what it took.
She attended McAuley High School and college at Our Lady of Cincinnati and University of Cincinnati. She graduated in the morning and married Ferol Vernon in the afternoon of August 29th, 1970.
Together they have two beautiful daughters, Melissa (married to Russ Kohl) and Ann (married to Vinu Malik) and four amazing grandchildren, Jasmine, Indira, VJ, and Claire.
Nancy was a dedicated mother and loving grandmother. She inspired others to share in her love of art, Pilates, cooking, gardening, and sewing. She was an especially talented and successful school counselor and volunteer, with a passion for teaching children of all backgrounds to read.
A message that she would like to leave each of us is, “you get to choose how you live your life every second of every single day.”
She will be buried in the Vernon family cemetery in Newport, Rhode Island, one that dates back to the 1700’s.
If you are considering sending flowers or donations, please visit – nancyvernon.org