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age 81, of North Canton, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center following an extended illness. Laverne was born on Nov. 1, 1931, in Chicago to Jesse and Ruth (Henderson) Janes. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Illinois in Education and worked as a teacher for the Perry School District for 28 years. Laverne was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Fred, whom she married July 16, 1955; four children, Cathy of North Canton, Steven and wife, Beth of Knoxville, Tenn., Karen and husband, Bill of Sarasota, Fla., and Jon of Detroit, Mich.; grandchildren, Kristen, Eric, MaryBeth, Christine, Katherine, Matthew, Lisa, Brian and Bridget. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, William Janes, and her daughter-in-law, Gail Majeska Carlson.
A private family committal service was held at Sunset Hills Burial Park. A public memorial service to celebrate Lavern's life will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at 4 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home in Canton. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are requested to Siffrin Hope Fund, 2912 Whipple Ave. NW, Canton, OH 44708 or online at Siffrin.com. Condolences or fond memories may be left online at
Published in The Repository on Sept. 19, 2013