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BUCYRUS: Laverne M. Chalfin, 93, of Bucyrus died peacefully Saturday, July 7, 2012 at Maplecrest Assisted Living in Bucyrus.
She was born June 9, 1919 in McGuffey to the late James and Della (Ayle) Iams. Laverne graduated from McGuffey High in 1937. She married Joseph W. Chalfin December 26, 1941, sharing nearly 42 years before Joe's death on October 26, 1983.
Laverne was a fun lady who was always there for her family. She could always be found working a crossword, quilting, sewing or crocheting hundreds of afghans over her lifetime. She was a no nonsense, straightforward person who could share her beliefs in such a way that you knew where she stood but were not offended if her opinion differed from yours.
Laverne worked as Dr. Wenner's receptionist for 23 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of First Christian Church in Bucyrus and in years past, volunteered at Bucyrus Community Hospital and the Red Cross. After Joe's death, she enjoyed bus trips with girlfriends and keeping up with her family.
Laverne is survived by four children, Michael (Carol) Chalfin of Cincinnati, Diane (William) Burgin of Leesville, Linda (Glenn) Steiner of Bucyrus and Patsy (Mike) Weithman of Chatfield; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her grandson, David Steiner; great granddaughter, Megan Knabel; brothers, Ray, Roy and Wright Iams; sisters, Nellie Dodds, Glesna Sutherly and Pearl Kelly and her son-in-law, Wayne Patten.
Funeral services for Laverne will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 10 at First Christian Church in Bucyrus with Rev. Lillian Eidson officiating. Friends may call one hour prior to the service at the church from 1-2 p.m. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the
through Wise Funeral Service in Bucyrus. Memories or expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.wisefuneral.com.
Published in the Telegraph-Forum on July 9, 2012