LaVerne June Yeager

Bethalto | Tuesday, March 24 2015

LaVerne June Yeager, 89, passed away at 5:30 am Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on November 21, 1925 in Bethalto, IL, the daughter of Erwinn K. and Wilhelmina J. (Humm) Apple.

She married Forest Lee Yeager on June 24, 1945 in Alton.  He preceded her in death on September 12, 2004.

LaVerne was an estimator for Emerson Electric for 19 years until her retirement in 1986.  She was a member of the Bethalto United Methodist Church, the Red Hat Society and LIFT.   

She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Richard “Rick” and Nancy Yeager of Des Moines, Iowa and Dr. David L. and Marjorie Yeager of Pomfret Center, CT; six grandchildren, Robert, Douglas, Brendan, Joel, Bradford and Merrit; ten great grandchildren; two nieces, JoAnn (Ron) Mullen of Godfrey and Patricia Yeager of Chicago; a nephew, Tom (Phyllis) Decker of Jerseyville and a lifelong friend and uncle, Robert Humm of Bethalto.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and an aunt, Alice Hartley. 

Visitation will be from 12 noon until services at 2 pm on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto with Pastor Joe Richard officiating.

Burial will be at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto on Monday, March 30, 2015.

Memorials may be made to the Bethalto United Methodist Church. 

Online condolences and guestbook may be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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