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LaVerna H. Meyer

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

LaVerna H. Meyer, 84, of Emma, died Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008 at The Lutheran Good Shepherd Nursing Home in Concordia.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2008, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Emma. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Concordia and visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery in Emma. Pallbearers will be Bill Hemme, Larry Heaper, Steve Heermann, Larry Spickard, Scott Spickard and Robert Frizzell. Honorary pallbearers will be Scott and Sabba Meyer, Chad Meyer, Cody Meyer, Rusty and Jamie Vance, Jeff and Fran Simpson, Ben and Annie Martens, Chris Martens, Joe Henning, Jon Henning and Craig and Laura Misak. Memorials may be made to Holy Cross Lutheran Church, The Lutheran Nursing Home or Village Hospice, Lexington. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com

Born November 28, 1923, in Sweet Springs, she was the daughter of the late Arthur Hemme and Clara Schelp Hemme. On June 5, 1946, she married Vernon Meyer in Emma at Holy Cross Lutheran Church parsonage by Pastor H.C. Harting. She lived in Sweet Springs and was a 1942 graduate Sweet Springs High School and was valedictorian. She worked in the office of the Sweet Springs Shoe Factory and was a secretary in the Saline County Extension office and the Farm Bureau office in Marshall before marrying. She retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1985 after 24 years of service as a postal clerk in Emma and Sweet Springs. She was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Holy Cross Dorcas Society, Weber Club, American Legion Auxiliary and a lifetime member of VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband, Vernon Meyer of the home; one son, Dennis Meyer of Omaha, NE; two daughters, Deborah Martens of Gladstone, and Beverly Henning of Olathe, Kan.; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one sister, Verena Heaper of The Lutheran Good Shepherd Home in Concordia; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, LeRoy Hemme and Raymond Hemme.