Robert Edney

Robert L. “Vern” Edney, 86, of Lebanon, died July 15 in Sweet Home.

He was born Aug. 27, 1922 in Oklahoma, the son of Phillip and Verba (Williams) Edney, and moved to Oregon in 1936. He graduated from Sweet Home Union High School in 1941 and married Sheila Rhoades in 1942.

They resided in Bend and Madras before settling in Lebanon in 1964.

Mr. Edney had worked as a union carpenter for the Washington Oregon Carpenters Union. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, reading and spending winters in Arizona.

He is survived by his wife Sheila of Lebanon; daughter Phyllis McClary of Sacramento; and son Gerald Edney and daughter-in-law Michelle of Oklahoma City.

He was preceded in death by his sister, brother, and grandson.

At his request there will be no services.

Huston-Jost Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Contributions in his memory may be made to Samaritan Evergreen Hospice and sent in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

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