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Laverne R. Bruton, 81, passed away in Mercy Hospital April 1, 2013 from a courageous battle with bladder cancer. He was born Nov. 13, 1931 in Elkland, MO.
He was a Korean War veteran serving his country for 2 years in the U.S. Army. He was employed at Rayco Manufacturing for 41 years. He was a member of High Street Baptist Church. He enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting and gardening
He was preceded in death by his parents Cecil and Mabel Bruton and a sister Joan Brinkley, and granddaughter Aryn Bruton.
Laverne is survived by his loving and devoted wife Shirley, 1 daughter and son-in-law; Sherry and Terry Tracy, 1 son and daughter-in-law; Randy and Tina Bruton, 4 granddaughters; Crystal Lowry and husband Matt, Amber Tracy, and Alley and Jessie Bruton of Marshfield, 1 great grandson Aidan Beck, 2 brothers Junior Bruton and wife Barbara and Larry Bruton and wife Helen, 2 sisters; Kathleen and husband Clyde Replogle, and Virginia Tobin; 1 broth-in-law Doyle and wife Freda, one sister-in-law; Maxine Presley and several nieces, nephews and friends. Laverne was a loving father and loved his grandchildren.
Visitation will be Friday, April 5, 2013 from 6-8 p.m. in Greenlawn Funeral Home North. Funeral services will be Saturday, April 6, at 10:00 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens, with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Mercy Hospice. The family would like to thank Mercy Hospice for their loving care and support during this difficult time. Online condolences may be left at www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com.
Greenlawn Funeral Home North - Springfield
3506 North National
Springfield, MO 65803
Published in the News-Leader on Apr. 4, 2013