Dateline: May 8, 2003


Jessie Elizabeth Drennan, age 91, of Vernon, Texas, died Tuesday, April 8, 2003, at a Frederick, Oklahoma, nursing home.

Graveside services were held on April 12 at 11 a.m. in Eastview Cemetery with Rev. Irl Holt officiating.  Interment was under the direction of Sullivan Funeral Home of Vernon.

Ms. Drennan was born May 12, 1911, in Vernon a daughter of the late Matthew and Elizabeth Martin Swinburn.  She married W.T. Drennan on June 16, 1935, in Clarendon.  He preceded her in death in 1978.  She attended Clarendon College and McMurry College and started a teaching career in Ashtola and Anson.  She returned to Vernon in 1957 to teach one year at Lockett High School; then she was a teacher at Shive Elementary School and Vernon Intermediate School.  She retired in 1976.  She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Vernon.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and one daughter, Christy Drennan in 1992.

She is survived by two daughters, Robbin Pelton of Amarillo and Judith Richardson of Mesquite; five grandchildren, Danny Pelton, Kimberly Higby, Elizabeth Kirchdorfer, Greg Henry, and Tara Carr; seven great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and special friends, Jan and Art Bergman and Mike Clayton.


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