Laverne Stovall, of Charleston, AR, passed away January 11, 2017, at age 70, after a long battle with cancer.
Laverne was born in Morrison Bluff, AR, to the late John and Louise Geels. She was a loving mother to three children, Tyna Burrows and husband Gary of Charleston, AR; Myra Bauer and husband Jason of Jacksonville, AR; and Brent Stovall of Morrison Bluff, AR. She was also a proud grandmother to 6 grandchildren; Kristen, Kyle, Cody, Gabe, Drew and Olivia; as well as 2 great grandchildren, Alyssabeth and Kinley. She was sister to 6 surviving siblings; Jerome Geels, Eddie Geels, Jim Geels, Bobby Geels, Marilyn Bishop, and Carol Canada; and further survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Laverne was preceded in death by her parents John and Louise, her sister Dorothy, and two brothers, Eugene and Gilbert.
Laverne was a devoted member of St. Peter and Paul Catholic church in Morrison Bluff, where she also sang in the choir, and was a member of the motherís society. Most recently, she attended Sacred Heart Catholic church in Charleston, AR.
Laverne was known for her love of Jesus, and her servantís heart. She always had a smile for everyone she met. Kindness would be one of the first words that comes to mind when thinking of her. We will forever remember the smell of her baking bread and rolls. She will be affectionately remembered by all.
Rosary services will be 7:00 P.M., Friday, January 13, 2017, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Morrison Bluff, AR. Funeral service with be 10:00 A.M., Saturday, January 14. 2017 also at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Morrison Bluff, AR under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.
Pallbearers for the service include Kyle Burrows, Cody Vaughn, Matt Sheppard, Louis Weisenfels, Larry Weisenfels, and Gary Weisenfels.