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Laverne S. Stokes


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Laverne S. Stokes

AGE: 96 • Brick

Laverne S. Stokes, 96 years old passed away February 7, 2017 at her home in Brick, NJ.

Born in New Philadelphia, Pa to the the late Raymond and Margaret Krevis. She was also predeceased by her husband Edward Sr. and her son Raymond.

Laverne holds the title of MS SENIOR AMERICA 1985, and soon after created and choreographed THE STOKES STEPPERS, a senior tap dance group that still performs for many

benefits and charities in the community. She was proud to be a member of the New Jersey Cameo Club and the Brick B.P.O.of Elks Lodge #2151.

She is survived by her son Edward Stokes Jr. and his wife Sharon, her daughters Adeline Gerstenmaier and her husband James R. and Loretta Benish and her husband Glenn. Also surviving are her grandchildren Colette, Jamie, Saundra, Shane, her cherished great grandchildren Alena, Dillon, Dalton and her brother Frank Krevis and his wife Lois.

Visiting will be Sunday 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Silverton Memorial Funeral Home 2482 Church Rd., Toms River. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Monday 11:00 am at the Church of the Visitation RC Church, please arrive at the funeral home 10:00 am. Burial will follow St. Joseph's Cemetery, Toms River. www.silvertonmemorial.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Feb. 10, 2017
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