Laverna M. West, 81, West Virginia, died Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. in Miller's Merry Manor, Warsaw. She was born May 1, 1932 at Athens, Tenn. to Elbert and Elizabeth (Griggs) Carpenter.
She was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. She also enjoyed going to church, working crossword puzzles and game shows on television. She married William West, who preceded her in death in 1983.
Surviving are two sons, Roger D. (Lena) West, Pierceton, and Jerry R. (Joyce Hidy) West, North Manchester; two daughters, Sandra K. (David) Runyon, Sarah Ann, W.V. and Mary L. (Gary) Blevins, Sarah Ann, W.V.; two brothers, Charles D. Carpenter, Sarah Ann, W.V. and Donald A. Carpenter, North Manchester; one son-in-law, Alan Stellar, Servia; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and 11 great, great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Dianne L. Stellar; two brothers, Edward Carpenter and Joseph Carpenter, and a sister, Nelda Hubler.
Services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. at Full Gospel Tabernacle, Claypool. Pastor Luther Bailey will officiate. Friends and family may call on Tuesday, Jan. 21, from 6-8 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Graveside services will be held Friday, Jan. 24, at 1 p.m. at Highland Memory Gardens, Pecks Mill, W.V.
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