Lorna June Saverda, 79, of Olathe, KS, formerly of Marshall, MO, died Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, MO.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, November 3, 2009, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall. Burial will be in Missouri State Veterans Cemetery in Higginsville. Memorials may be made to Eastern Star Training Awards for Religious Leadership (ESTARL) or Kansas City Hospice House. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com
Born April 17, 1930, in Cedar County, MO, she was the daughter of the late Paul J. Eason and Mamie A. Huff Eason. She was a graduate of El Dorado Springs High School in El Dorado Springs, MO. On August 30, 1952, in El Dorado Springs, she married Lester C. "Bud" Saverda, who preceded her in death on December 31, 2004. Prior to moving to Olathe, KS, she resided in Marshall for 53 years. She was employed at The Marshall Democrat-News, Wilson's Foods and Mar-Saline Manor prior to her retirement. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Marshall. She was a 45-year member of Marshall Chapter 408, Order of the Eastern Star. She was also a long time member of American Business Women's Association and Fitzgibbon Hospital Ladies' Auxiliary.
Survivors include one daughter, Judith Saverda-Allen; two granddaughters, Amanda Clark and Andrea Lane and husband Aaron; four great-grandchildren; and one sister, Janiece Walthers.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one sister, Juanita Baker.