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LaVern R. (Vern) BANFORD Obituary

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BANFORD, LaVern R. "Vern" 82 of Dayton, passed away Monday, July 7, 2014. He was preceded in death by his parents Merrill Wayne and Leona (nee Doersten) Banford, three brothers Don, Darrell and Larry Banford, two sisters Evelyn Banford and Viola Naughton. Vern is survived by two brothers and one sister-in-law Bob and Tracy Banford and Dale Banford, numerous nieces and nephews. He was a 1949 graduate of Chaminade High School and a 1953 graduate of Ohio Northern University School of Pharmacy. He was a member of the Miami Valley and Ohio State Pharmaceutical Associations. Vern started working at Lehner Drug Store in 1945 and upon graduating from ONU worked there and eventually became the owner of Lehner's. Vern owned and operated the store until his retirement in 1995. There will be a gathering of family and friends Thursday, July 10 from 4 - 8 pm at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME BELMONT CHAPEL, 648 Watervliet Avenue. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, July 11, 2014 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2300 South Smithville Road with Father Satish Joseph celebrant. Contributions if desired may be made to the or Hospice of Dayton in memory of Vern. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Messages of sympathy and support to his family may be made at: www.tobiasfuneralhome.com

Published in Dayton Daily News on July 9, 2014
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