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LAVETA F. MUSSER


1919 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
LAVETA F. MUSSER Obituary
Laveta went home to be with her Lord on June 3, 2011.

She was born on January 26, 1919 in Walla Walla, Washington to Granville & Rachel McCabe. Her father died when she was 15 months old.

Her mother was remarried to William Kuehl, who was a loving father to her.

She graduated from Waitsburg High School in 1936. After high school she moved to Tieton and then Yakima.

In 1945 she moved to Seattle working for Firestone. In 1946 she moved to Mount Vernon and married Ken Musser. Together they owned Musser's Hardware until retiring in 1974.

Laveta was a generous and loving person helping others. She was member of Mount Vernon Presbyterian church for many years. She served in many capacities including financial secretary, Sunday school teacher, deacon, elder, Care Team and many other services. She grew in her faith when she studied the bible with Bible Study Fellowship also teaching the children who came with their mothers. She was a talented seamstress, sewing clothes for herself and family members. She received a special vocational certificate to teach and taught sewing at Skagit Valley College for several years. She was member of a local Seattle Children's Hospital Guild for many years making quiet books for the patients at the hospital. She enjoyed playing bridge with a bridge club group and also played golf occasionally.

After her husband died in 1999 she spent several winters in Yuma, Arizona where her sister-in-law spent winters. She sold her house in August 2010 after moving to live with her daughter and son-in-law in Tukwila in March 2010. We were blessed to have her with us for that time. She was a strong woman who lived her faith every day. In December 2010 she had a stroke which limited her mobility. She never recovered to be independent again.

She is survived by her daughter, Colleen Richards (John) Tukwila; sons, Ken Musser Jr (Vicki) Centralia, Brian Musser, Kent; grandchildren, Jennifer Hirst (Matt) Puyallup, Sarah Hanavi (Aaron) Seattle, Jeff Musser (Sara) Tacoma, Michael Musser, Tacoma; step grandchildren, Nichole, Ashley and Matthew Lloyd, Centralia, Richard Casebolt Jr. (Teresa), Chris Knutz (Melissa), David Casebolt; four great-grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren; sister, Lois Joann Kuehl, Utah; sisters-in-law, Grace McCabe, College Place, and Birdie Kuehl, Yakima; and various nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ken; brothers, Emery McCabe and Don Kuehl; and sister, June Thompson.

She will be missed greatly by her family and friends.

A memorial service is planned for Saturday, June 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 1511 E Broadway, Mount Vernon.

In lieu of flowers her family suggests donations to Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church and the Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation, M/S S-200, P.O. Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98145-9807.

You may share your memories of Laveta, and sign her online guest register at www.kernfuneralhome.com

Arrangements are under the care of Kern Funeral Home.
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