LAVERNE ELAINE (LONEY) STREET

LaVerne Elaine (Loney) Street passed away Aug. 13, 2020, at the Wayne County Hospital.

LaVerne was born Nov. 19, 1927, to Gaylord William Loney and Veta Lee (Anderson) Loney in Lucas County near Russell. LaVerne moved to the Cambria area where she lived most of her life. She started playing on the high school basketball team when she was an 8th grader. She graduated as the valedictorian of her class at Cambria Consolidated School in 1946.

LaVerne married the love of her life Maynard Casteel Street on Nov. 9, 1946, at the Providence Baptist Church in Des Moines. To this union four children were born, Kathy Sue (who died in infancy), Christina Gay, Calvin Maynard and Carla Dee. LaVerne always opened her home to family members and friends. Steve and Jerry were two of her nephews that she always had an open door. She was also very supportive of her kids and grandkids activities and was always proud of their accomplishments.

LaVerne was the bookkeeper for Streets Trading Post up until her death. She was an active member of the Cambria Baptist Church for seventy plus years. Other activities include: member of the Cambria Garden Club, Bible study participant, Sunday school teacher, Bible School director, Junior Choir leader, CHEYF leader, Hospital Auxiliary, and the American Cancer Society. She loved her animals, especially her cats and Shetland ponies. She was a true country girl. LaVerne was elected the Mayor of Cambria by popular vote on the Democratic Party.

She will always be remembered by the spring in her step, the twinkle in her eye, and the hugs she had for everyone she met.

She was preceded in death by her parents, infant daughter, Kathy Sue, husband, Maynard, son-in-law, John Warnock; sisters, Francis, Marian, Wilma, Marlis, and Barbara and brother, Richard; brother-in-law’s, Ralph (Arlene), Ronald Kay (Gladys), Raedean (Banetah), Nick, Charles and Mike Terrell.

Surviving to mourn LaVerne are  Wendell Lee (JoAnne) Terrell, Christina Warnock (friend Danny), Calvin Street (Susie), Carla Foster (Marvin); grandchildren, David Nessen (Shannon), Jay Foster (Lesley), Darby Warnock (Tracy), Jeff Foster (Megan), Darcy Baughman (Jared), Jenna Street (friend Jason); sister-in-law, Caryl Street; great-grandchildren, Sean, Alexa, Kaitlyn and Sophi Foster, Mackenzie and Ben Shoup, Isacc and Marnee Foster, Miley, Milly and Marley Baughman; sisters-in-law, Caryl Street and Joy Loney  and several nieces and nephews.

An outside service was held Aug.17 at the Cambria Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Cambria Baptist Church. Condolences may be shared at www.thomasfh.com and at facebook.com/thomasfuneralhome.

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