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LaVerne Lloyd

Funeral arrangements for LaVerne Lucille Lloyd of Bates City, were handled by Royer Funeral Chapel in Grain Valley.

LaVerne, 79, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2021. She was born Dec. 19, 1941, in Cape Girardeau, to Edgar and Frieda (Borgfield) Winkler.

LaVerne was a member of Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church of Oak Grove and was also involved in the LWML and several altar guilds.

LaVerne and Jeffrey cared for several foster children through the years. She was a proud secretary at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. LaVerne always put family before herself. She loved animals and flowers. She was generous and had a strong faith and prayer life. She was beloved by everyone.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Vernon Lorenz, in 1970; her parents; and two sisters, Dorothy Peetz and Virginia Ulrich.

LaVerne is survived by her husband, the Rev. Jeffrey Lloyd of the home, two daughters, Cindy (Roger) Cary of Deepwater, Kris (Randy) Reifel of Bates City, foster son, Mark (Teresa) Ackerman of Appleton City, brother, Elmer (Bud) Winkler of Illinois, four grandchildren, Christy (Trevor) Bracher, Kayla (Felix) Reifel, Alexis (Dayton) Reifel and Kylie Ackerman, one great-grandchild, Olivia Bracher, several nieces and nephews and family and friends in all the churches that Jeffrey and LaVerne served.

Nick McNeal covers high school sports, college sports and community events for The Cash-Book Journal. He graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and has lived in Cape Girardeau County for the past five years. He can be reached at cbjsports@socket. net.

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