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LaVerne Marie Merrell Bevans
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1928
Lewis County
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 8, 2015
Adams County
Illinois, USA

LaVerne Marie Bevans, age 86, of Williamstown, MO, died on Wednesday, April 8, 2015 in Blessing Hospital. She was born on July 8, 1928 in Williamstown, MO, the daughter of Robert Lee & Alma May (Spidle) Merrell. She married Lester Bevans on March 18, 1950 in Canton, MO. He preceded her in death in 1972.

LaVerne was a beautician, owning and operating 'LaVerne's Beauty Shoppe' first in Monticello, MO and then later out of her home. She was also even presently, taking care of the family farm in Williamstown. She was a member of Zion Hill Presbyterian Church. LaVerne loved to laugh and also to dance. LaVerne was also a great storyteller and conversationalist. With these things in mind, she never met a stranger and was loved by all.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. LaVerene was also of the Order of the Eastern Star, Kahoka Chapter #40.

LaVerne devoted her life to her family: parents, children and grandchildren. She also was a constant help and support to her many friends.

She is survived by:
TWO DAUGHTERS: LaGina Mae Bevans of Scottsdale, AZ; and LeAnn Marie Zwick and her husband Dr. Christian Zwick of Quincy
TWO GRANDCHILDREN: Gabrielle Marie Zwick and Christian Robert Zwick III
ONE NIECE: Linda Ann Rutledge and her husband Larry.

In addition to her husband, she is also preceded in death by: 1 brother: Senator Norman L. Merrell.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 1:30 PM in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home. Interment will be in Zion Hill Cemetery near Williamstown. Visitation will be held at the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy on Saturday from 4:00 until 7:00 PM. Memorials may be made to the Zion Hill Cemetery Fund. 
Family links: 
  Robert Lee Merrell (1893 - 1989)
  Alma May Merrell (1901 - 1990)
  Lester Collins Bevans (1923 - 1972)
Zion Hill Cemetery
Lewis County
Missouri, USA
Created by: Lillie Riney
Record added: Jan 15, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7085681
LaVerne Marie <i>Merrell</i> Bevans
Added by: Lillie Riney
LaVerne Marie <i>Merrell</i> Bevans
Added by: Lillie Riney
LaVerne Marie <i>Merrell</i> Bevans
Added by: Lillie Riney
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Laverne, I enjoyed the time we visited when we came to visit the little Baker cemetery on your property!
 Added: Feb. 13, 2017

- Sherry Goolsby, Genealogical Research
 Added: Dec. 23, 2016

- purple-lady
 Added: Dec. 16, 2016
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