Laverna Belle Doorack

Doorack, Laverna Belle (nee Wheeler) 106, went peacefully from her home to be with her Lord on Friday, November 16, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Andrew J. Doorack. Before her marriage she was the principal of a two-room schoolhouse in Western Oklahoma. She remained at heart a teacher who inspired others through her example all her life. She was a devoted mother of ten children; dear mother-in-law; a loving grandmother of 37, great-grandmother of 75, and great-great grandmother of 30; a dear sister, sister-in-law, aunt, cousin and friend. Known for her hospitality and generous spirit, she nurtured many more than just family. With a cheerful smile, she welcomed all those who knew her. Services: Graveside Service on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter Catholic Cemetery 520 W. Monroe Avenue (at Geyer), Kirkwood, MO 63122. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Saturday, December 1, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at Assumption Catholic Church, 4725 Mattis Rd, St. Louis, MO 63128, with a reception to follow. Contributions in Laverna's memory may be made to the Marianist Missionary work of her nephew Father Ralph Doorack in care of Andrea Doorack P.O. Box 510677, Saint Louis, Missouri 63151-0677. Please visit our online guestbook at Arrangements by Oak Hill Funeral Home.

Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Nov. 18 to Nov. 21, 2012