LaVerne M. Schepperley, age 77 of Clare, passed away Monday, August 29, 2011 at the MidMichigan Medical Center in Clare. LaVerne was born the daughter of William and Laura (Souillere) Avery on September 24, 1933 in St. Louis, MO. She was united in marriage to Arlie L. Schepperley on June 23, 1951 in Mancelona, and he predeceased her on August 12, 2003. LaVerne had lived in the Clare area since moving from Mancelona in 1962. She had worked as a Waitress at the Doherty Hotel in Clare. LaVerne was very proud of earning her Insurance License and being able to work with her son, Arlie at his Agency. She was a member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Clare.
LaVerne is survived by her sons Arlie J. (Betty) of Clare, David (Teresa) of Indian River, William (Gail) of Clare and Paul of Enid, OK; her daughter Laura of Grand Rapids; a sister Geneva Douglas of Vanderbilt; 16 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren with 2 on the way. LaVerne was predeceased by her brother Charles.
A Memorial Mass for LaVerne will take place on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at the St. Cecilia Catholic Church. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 31 at the Clare Chapel of Stephenson-Wyman Funeral Home from 6-9 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Cecilia Catholic Church or to the American Cancer Society. On-line guestbook at www.stephenson-wyman.com