Vern Raymond Searls
Vern Raymond Searls, 92, currently of Olathe, KS formerly of Medora, IL passed away at home December 24th, 2018 at 1:00 am of congestive heart failure.
He was born in Jersey County, IL, Feb. 5, 1926, to Ray and Jennie Searls. Esther Richey Searls, his wife of 71 years, currently resides in Kansas.
Together they had five girls; Kathy Nelte, Cindy Nice, Melodee Eishen, Michelle Mischnick and Valerie Searls. He has 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.
Vern and Esther’s Springwater Farms was highly regarded for their open pollinated corn and stone ground flours. He was very active in the Tri-County Antique Club. In his lifetime, he planted more than 2,000 trees. They farmed organically in Medora, IL from 1945 to his retirement in 2007 when they sold the farm and moved to Olathe, KS to be nearer family.
We will celebrate his life and family together at Kill Creek Barn in De Soto, KS on March 10, 2019, 4 pm.