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Vernell Noak, 87, passed away at Care Inn Nursing Center in La Grange on January 27,
2023 where she resided the last 4 years. She was born in West Point, TX to Elton &
Glinnie Tramp on March 29, 1935. She was baptized in 1935 and confirmed in 1948
at St Peter’s Lutheran Church in Prairie Valley. On October 25, 1959 she married
Nolan Noak also in Prairie Valley and they made their home in Carmine. She was an
extremely talented seamstress sewing all her own clothes as well as her and her
sister’s wedding dresses and many bridesmaid dresses.
Between raising their two children, Bruce and Lanette, she continued sewing and
altering items for all the neighborhood and kept up with many seasons of canning
items from their garden. She could also turn a loaf of frozen bread dough into a tasty
cinnamon coffee cake that always made the trip with Bruce to the deer lease on
opening weekend. Later, she did babysitting in their home which included her
granddaughters. Vernell and Nolan enjoyed dancing and spent many weekends with
family and friends at area dances or celebrations. They were married almost 56 years
when Nolan passed away in 2015.
Vernell is survived by her son Bruce Noak and wife Paula, daughter Lanette Williams
and husband Bobby all of Carmine. Grandchildren: Robyn Payne and husband
Shannon of Hitchcock, Candice Gorden and husband Brad of Cypress, Emily Noak and
special friend Matt Danesi of Brenham. Great-grandsons, Nolan Payne, Emmitt
Gorden and baby boy Gorden arriving in May. She is also survived by numerous
nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, sister &
brother-in-law, Verlene and Milton Noak, brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Nelson and
Irene Noak, Leroy and Nola Goehring, and Neva Noak.
Funeral services for Vernell are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, February 2, 2023
at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Round Top with internment to follow at Richter’s
Cemetery. Visitation with family will be Wednesday, February 1, 2023 from 5:00 –
7:00 pm at Fayette Memorial Funeral Home in LaGrange. Pallbearers will be
grandsons and nephews, Shannon Payne, Brad Gorden, Matt Danesi, Chris Kallus,
Mike Huebel, David Noak and Nelson Noak.
The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of Care Inn for their years of
special attention including Dr. Blackwell and Dr. Borgstedt. In addition, Dr. Anderson
and the ER staff of St Marks Hospital, Fayette County EMS, Dr. Infanger, Dr. Mann and
Chaplain Kate of Austin Heart Hospital as well as the nurses of Hospice Brazos Valley.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bethlehem Lutheran Church-
Round Top or Hospice Brazos Valley.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)
Fayette Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory
Thursday, February 2, 2023
10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)
Bethlehem Lutheran Church
Thursday, February 2, 2023
11:00am - 12:00pm (Central time)
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