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LaVerne Howarter

November 17, 1922 — November 26, 2022

LaVerne Howarter, age 100, of Lone Elm, Kansas, passed away on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at Parkview Heights in Garnett.

Altha LaVerne Henderson was born on a farm near Bush City, Kansas on November 17, 1922, to Boyd and Altha (Dall) Henderson. LaVerne was the ninth child born to this union, she and her three brothers and five sisters graduated from the same country school as her parents. LaVerne graduated from Kincaid High School in 1941.

During World War II LaVerne worked in a parachute factory in Los Angeles that made bathing suits in peacetime. After serving in Europe Wayne returned to the states ahead of being sent to the Philippines. During this time the high school sweethearts were married on October 17, 1944. Wayne returned from the Philippines on December 7,1945. The following month they moved to their farm north of Lone Elm, where they made their home until their deaths.

LaVerne worked for the Anderson County Conservation District for 16 years, retiring in 1986. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star for many years, she held many offices, including Grand Worthy Matron. She liked gardening, sewing, and her cats.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Wayne on January 16, 2008; five sisters, Florence Osborn, Clara Warbritton, Florine Costley, Mary Smith, and Esther Scott; three brothers, Orin Henderson, Leonard Henderson, and Wayne Henderson.

Her family who will miss her greatly are her sons, Jerry Howarter and wife, Pam of Garnett, Terry Howarter and wife, Susan of Topeka, Kansas; six grandchildren, Jamie of Overland Park, Kansas, Mark and wife, Stephani of Baldwin City, Kansas, Matt and wife, Shiela of Overland Park, Kansas, David and wife, Alisha of Frisco, Texas, Katey of Greenville, Wisconsin, Cari Smith and husband, Devon of Topeka, Kansas; seven great grandchildren, Meyer, Turner, Emily, Lydia, Sophie, Hunter, and Nadia Howarter; many relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM on Friday, December 2, 2022, at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, Kansas. Burial will follow in the Lone Elm Cemetery. LaVerne's family will greet friends on Thursday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Lone Elm Community Building or Kincaid High School Community Building and left in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com
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Visitation with Family Present

Thursday, December 1, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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Friday, December 2, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service - Garnett

219 South Oak Street, Garnett, KS 66032

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