submitted by: Robin Pardus
Croft, Verlon Gene b. 7/30/1936 d. 7/19/2004
Verlon Gene Croft, 67, of Geneseo, died Monday, July 19, 2004, at Trinity Medical Center, West Campus, Rock Island. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Geneseo. The Rev. Richard Greene will officiate. Burial will be in the Sharon Cemetery, Erie. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Vandemore Funeral Home, Geneseo. Memorials may be left to the Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. Gene was born July 30, 1936, in Tarkington Prairie, Texas, the son of Claude and Ina Mae Cude Croft. He attended high school in Texas and was a graduate of Lamar Tech in Beaumont, Texas. Gene married Mae Vroman Nov. 4, 1989, in Geneseo. He worked as a field engineer for several major pipelines in the United States. He was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Geneseo. Gene enjoyed fishing. Survivors include his wife, Mae; two sons and spouse, James Croft, Jacksonville, Fla., David Bruce and Pat Croft, Gilmere, Texas; daughter, Tanny Thompson, Colorado Springs, Colo.; stepson, Richard Chapman, Geneseo; stepdaughter and spouse, Robin and Gregg Wyffels, Geneseo; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters and spouse, Claudine Enloe, Cleveland, Texas, Gladys and Wilson McWhoter, Cleveland. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a brother, C.D. Croft. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.vandemorefuneralhome.com.