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Notable Births & Deaths for Venner ...

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Venner. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • Harlond Benton 'Darkie' Clift
  • Larry Hovis
    • Actor, singer. He was born in Wapato (WA) on February 20, 1936 (a Thursday) and died in Austin (TX) on September 9, 2003 (a Tueday) at the age of 67. The body was cremated.
    • Wapato is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Venner.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Larry Hovis<1>
  • Sam Kinison
    • Comedian. He was born in Yakima (WA) on December 8, 1953 (a Tueday) and died in Needles (CA) on April 10, 1992 (a Friday) at the age of 38. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).
    • Yakima is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Venner.
    • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Kinison<1>
  • Barbara Dale 'Beth' La Marr
  • Peter James 'Pete' Mikkelsen

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<1>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:


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