M. LaVerne Leigh
NEW BERLIN - M. LaVerne Leigh, 91, of New Berlin, formerly of Springfield, died at 5:40 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Heritage Health in Mt. Sterling.
LaVerne was born February 18, 1922, in Springfield, the daughter of Patrick and Anna Marie (Faith) Clancy. She married Harry W. Leigh in 1954; he preceded her in death.
LaVerne graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1940 and earned her Associate's Degree from Springfield College. She worked for Illinois Bell Telephone Company and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles.
She was also preceded in death by her parents and daughter, Linda A. Puls.
She is survived by her daughter, Sandra (Timothy) Trower of Baraboo, WI; son-in-law, Arnold (Carole) Puls of New Berlin; five grandchildren: Christopher (Aimee) Puls of Urbana, Erin (Chad) Sanders of Edinburg, Grant Puls of New Berlin, and Brett and Zachary Trower of Baraboo, WI; brother, Patrick J. (Barbara) Clancy of Tulsa, OK; two nephews; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Family will receive friends from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service at 5:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at Christ the King Parish, 1930 Barberry Dr., Springfield with Rev. Joseph Ring, celebrant. Burial will follow at Farmington Cemetery in Farmingdale.
Memorials may be made to Christ the King Parish, 1930 Barberry Dr., Springfield, IL 62704 or a
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