LaVerne A. 'Babe' Hulsey
FARMINGTON – God granted LaVerne A. "Babe" Hulsey a long, happy life and then brought her home September 30, 2021, just as the sunrise brightened the sky over Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
She was born August 18, 1923, in DeLassus, Missouri, to the late Albert and Ethyl (Hill) Wiley – the third daughter of what would be a family of nine children.
Surviving sisters are, Barbara Govro, Marilyn Wiley, and Jetty Reese; sisters-in-law, Mildred Wiley, Barbara Merseal, and Jean Hulsey; and brother-in-law, Lloyd Reese.
On a blazing hot evening in July of 1951, she married Willis E. Hulsey at the Murphy-Long Methodist Church in Farmington. They were inseparable for more than 46 years, until Willis's death in 1998. She and Willis raised three children, Teresa (Dan) Wilson of Cape Girardeau, Dr. Richard (Cheryl) Hulsey of St. Louis, Missouri, and Dave (Robert Young) Hulsey of Indianapolis, Indiana. They encouraged their children to always love and care for one another and provided unconditional love to their spouses.
They also delighted in their grandchildren and spouses – Andrea (Wilson) and Stuart Greaser of Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Ryan and Angie Hulsey of Columbia, Missouri, and Grant Hulsey of Denver Colorado, Marissa and Jason Riley of St. Louis, Missouri, and Jacob Thole of St. Louis. One of the highlights of her life was the arrival of great-grandchildren Riley, Emma and Colin Greaser as well as Easton, Sienna, and Della Riley.
We invite you to join us to celebrate Babe's life Saturday, October 23, 2021, at Memorial United Methodist Church in Farmington. Visitation will begin at 10 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ron Beaton will officiate, and arrangements have been made by Liley Funeral Home.