LaVerne Henning, 87, of Jefferson passed away at her home Dec. 31.
LaVerne was born June 10, 1926 in Carroll County to Irvin and Vernie (Strahl) Sigler. She attended and graduated from the Coon Rapids High School in 1944. On August 21, 1947, she was united in marriage to Marvin Henning at Methodist Church Parsonage in Coon Rapids; a marriage which lasted 57 years until Marvin’s death in 2005. One daughter, Sharon, was born to this union. After the marriage, Marvin and LaVerne farmed in Greene and Guthrie counties until 1960 when they moved to Jefferson. LaVerne was mostly a wife, mother and homemaker but worked at Saba’s Bakery and Deal’s Apple Orchard. LaVerne and Marvin loved to be together and enjoyed attending to their trap lines and fishing, going to flee markets, garage sales, auctions and buying collectibles. They spent thirteen winters in Texas. LaVerne enjoyed bird watching and bus trips to Tama for a little gambling but most of all, doting over her granddaughter and great-grandchildren. Since Marvin’s death, LaVerne made many trips to her daughter’s home near the Lake of the Ozarks and for the last seven months of her life she stayed with her daughter; surrounded by her family.
LaVerne was a member of the Central Christian Church in Jefferson.
Laverne is survived by her daughter, Sharon Kinnan and granddaughter, Paula Kinnan, both of Edwards, Missouri, great-grandchildren; Tyler Moberg of Harrisonville, Missouri, Bailey Moberg of Green Ridge, Missouri and Wyatt Waters of Edwards, Missouri. Also surviving are a brother-in-law, Allen Henning of Boone and sisters-in-law; Marylund Henning of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Roberta Henning of Jefferson, Phyllis Tiefenthaler of Odebolt, Jeanette Henning Hostetler of Cooper and Virginia Henning of Jefferson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Marvin in 2005, a son-in-law, Gary Kinnan in 2012, twelve brothers, sisters and several brothers and sisters-in-law.
A visitation for LaVerne was held at the Brown Funeral Home in Jefferson on Jan. 5 with a Prayer Service at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Debbie Griffin officiating. A favorite song “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” was played at the service. Burial was in the Scranton Cemetery near Scranton.
Serving as casket bearers were Tyler Moberg, Rich Kinnan, Rod Walker, Treigh Wilborn, Daryl Sigler and Rick Henning.