Official Obituary of

Fannie Dyer Stretcher

March 6, 1931 ~ March 28, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old

Fannie Stretcher Obituary

Mrs. Fannie Dyer Stretcher, 93, of Mount Vernon passed away in Beaumont, Texas on March 28, 2024.

Mrs. Stretcher was born on March 6, 1931, in Franklin County to King David and Zettie Elliott Dyer.  She was a descendant of the Keith family that helped settle the region during the time of the Republic of Texas.

Mrs. Stretcher resided in Mt. Vernon until she married Frank Stretcher on June 11, 1949.  They remained married until his death in 1993.  The newlyweds moved to Commerce where Frank completed the final year of his degree at East Texas State, and she completed the 12th grade at Commerce High School.

The couple moved to Purley in 1950, to Saltillo in 1952, to Millsap in Parker County in 1965, back to Saltillo in 1974, and when Frank retired in 1986, they relocated to their beloved cattle farm.

Fannie worked as a teacher’s aide at Millsap from 1970 to 1974 to help put her boys through college.  She then worked as a teacher’s aide/librarian at Saltillo School from 1974-1996.

Fannie was a 65-year member of the Saltillo/Mt. Vernon Chapters of the Order of the Eastern Star and served as Worthy Matron in 1961.  She enjoyed the flowers and shrubs around her house, genealogy research, and participating in the activities of her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Frank C. Stretcher, parents, sisters Oleta Stretcher and Allen Ruth Martin, and brothers J. D. and Bill Dyer.  She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law:  Gary and Nancy of Port Neches; Keith and Sheryl of Midland; and Kelly and Patty of Dayton.  She has six grandchildren: Jennifer and husband David Weber of Victoria; John and wife Laci of Midland; Amy and husband Jonathan Burkes of Midland; Emily and husband Scott Bonds of Katy; Victoria and husband  Casey Swarts of Mt. Vernon; and James Frank of College Station.  She has five great grandchildren: Betsy, Lacey, and Brecklyn Burkes of Midland and Brody and Brady Bonds of Katy.

Visitation will be on Friday, April 5, 2024, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home and the Funeral Service will be on Saturday, April 6, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home with Rev. John Hicks officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Scott Lee, Tony Martin, Terry Martin, Mark Hymer, Bladimir Munoz, and Don Huffstetler. Interment will be in the Mt. Vernon Cemetery.

Services entrusted to Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home.

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April 5, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home
409 N. Kaufman
Mount Vernon, TX 75457

Funeral Service
April 6, 2024

10:00 AM
Sam B. Harvey Funeral Home
409 N. Kaufman
Mount Vernon, TX 75457


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