LaVerne C. Sanborn
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Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel
9606 E Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN
LaVerne C. Sanborn

69, of Indianapolis, passed away on October 14, 2015. She was born September 11, 1946 in Walden, MA, to the late Henry Tombs and Haroldene Bernice Schlenz Sanborn. LaVerne was a graduate of Thomas Carr Howe High School.

She was employed with the Indianapolis Police Department, for over 30 years retiring as an accident investigator. After retirement, she was employed as an office assistant in the Chaplain's office of the IMPD for 13 years. She was a longtime member of Zion Evangelical Church of Christ, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #86, and the Retired Police Officers Association.  LaVerne was an avid supporter of M.A.D.D.

LaVerne is survived by her loving son, Brian Bustle; sisters, Mary Ann Gannon (Jim), Darnelda Williams (Jerry), Claralee Stevenson and Beverlee Richardson; daughter-in-law, Kelli Sanborn; adopted daughter, Debbie Armbruster; and grandchildren, Tommylee, Michael, Kayla, Korrina, Kelsey, Justin, Jon and Jacob.  A son, Jeffrey Sanborn; and a brother, Larry Sanborn, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St. with funeral services on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Foundation and/or the American Heart Associationwww.shirleybrothers.com.



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We miss you an love you like we Always have LaVerne. Four years seems impossible .... I am certain Heaven is enjoying your quirky ways and Laughter you always bring. We certainly looked up to you and Super Proud of the ways you continued to receive and return love to everyone cuz. ♥
Bob and Bari Schlenz
Family
October 12, 2019
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
October 15, 2015
LaVerne was a very loving and selfless person. Always giving of herself and her time to help others. She will always be loved and remembered by those who knew her and those she touched with her goodness and love.
Melissa Clark
October 23, 2015
I worked with Laverne many times through the years, first when she was the accident investigator on Frank Sector. She will be sorely missed. Rest in peace. --Nancy "Nightstick" Longworth
October 20, 2015
I knew Laverne since I was in 4th grade.She was a wonderful person. Was there for me when my father passed away.
Paul Beam
October 19, 2015
May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.
American Heart Association
October 18, 2015
Sam, everyone that knew you, loved you. You will be missed. You have been a IPD friend for 30 years. Rest in peace my friend.
Stephanie Harman
October 18, 2015
I first met Laverne while attending IPD Dectective school back in the late eighties. a person whom can never be forgotten. She was a wonderful person with officers and our officers famlies in Shelby County and City of Shelbyville doing our line of duty deaths. We used to say we were going to put sign on our police cars IPD/SPD or my would be SPD/IPD .She not only left lasting memories with everyonr she met. I send my prayers to her family I am so sorry I cannot be there as I am out of state. Yet I know heaven has received a wonderful angel.
God BLess
Mary Jo Phares
Retired Shelbyville Police OFficer
Mary Jo Phares
October 18, 2015
I met you through my husband Fred Cook, who also was a police OFFICER.I thought then that you was a very caring person as a police officer. So now your a angel watching over all your bothers and sister with IMPD. Another Angel.
October 18, 2015
LaVerne I LOVE you and I will MISS you more than you know.
You were ALWAYS there for US,you are such a BEAUTIFUL soul..You would give the shirt off your back to ANYONE that needed help no matter who they were or what was going on in your life at the time...I LOVE YOU SISTER!!!!!
Darilynn McCoy
October 18, 2015
A truly unselfish Lady. Our IPD family has suffered a great lost. Go softly, we will see you again.
Laura Weida
October 16, 2015
Laverne was such a genuine and kind person. Her laughter was contagious and she never met a stranger. We will miss her greatly. Please accept our sympathy and prayers
Cliff and Ann Myers
October 16, 2015
I had no idea
October 15, 2015
So sorry. Will miss you my friend
Wanda Pierce
October 15, 2015
I am very sorry for your loss. I met Laverne through her granddaughter Korrina when the girls lived in Indiana. She was a very nice and carrying person. She will be missed.
Becky Wagner
October 15, 2015
Laverne was a great lady. She will be greatly missed. she helped my family through the loss of my dad who was killed in the line of duty in 2007. LeBron was a very loving and giving person she definitely earned her wings may she rest in peace
Gina Dixon
October 15, 2015
So sorry for the loss of a remarkable lady. Phyllis Shelbyville Police Department.
Phyllis Miller
October 15, 2015
While we didn't spend much time together in person - - your name was like family to us. Thank you for all the loving care and support you were for my niece, Debbie. Your leaving has left a hole in her heart. Rest in Peace.
Sharon Clark
October 15, 2015
I will never forget that last hug, that last I love you. You we're not only my God Mother, but my 2nd mother in life. I will always remember our talks and all thee love you gave me from the moment I was born. God truly blessed me to have you. You will always be in my heart forever. Heaven has called you home, joyous and healed. I love you, and will see your smiling face again one day. Love from your " monkey butt "...XOXOXOX
Sabrina Pierce
October 15, 2015
I will never forget that last hug, that last I love you. You have been here for me my whole life. You we're not only my God Mother, but my angel on earth. Heaven has opened wide to receive you home. Now you are my guardian angel along with Jeff. I know you're smiling now, at peace and healed. Love always, your " monkey butt ". XOXOXOX
Sabrina Pierce
October 15, 2015
What a wonderful person and now we know she will be one of the best angels we could have watching over all of us. Randy and Karen Hamilton
Randy and Karen Hamilton
October 15, 2015
You are sorely missed Sis. I am so glad that we were able to research some genealogy together. I am glad that you passed your info on to your grandmother.
Regina Dillard
October 15, 2015
Mariah Williams thank you for your years of being a warrior for our city
October 15, 2015
Laverne, I remember all the laughter we shared with Larry all through school days. You looked great at the reunion this last fall. Have thought of you often the past years and wishing you the best always. I am truly happy for you dear friend knowing that the best is yet to come! Your loving friend, Nancy HAGUE Whitney. Indpls.
October 15, 2015
LaVerne I am going to miss you so much. I always could count on that beautiful smile and hug every time I saw you. You have been such a angel to so many here on earth!!!! You are truly amazing. I bet you are having such a celebration with all the ones we have all lost. Thank you for all you have done and said. It just won't be the same with out you. I know you will be watching over us all tho. Prayers of peace to all that are grieving for you. Till we see each other again I LOVE YOU
Theresa Winkles
October 15, 2015
Bob & Ruth Burr
October 15, 2015
You were a beautiful person inside and out and the best "meme" to your grandchildren. They were very lucky to have you in their lives.
Ruth Burr
October 15, 2015
We will miss your smiling face and all the good times we had over many years
Sharon and Kenny Evans
October 14, 2015
You will be missed. You were an amazing lady
Kim Travis
October 14, 2015
Lavern you always knew how to bring up someone spirits when they were down. Your smile and your laugh will never be forgotten. You were such a happy soul and spread your love to everyone you met. Bob and I will forever be grateful for your friendship. Always always always we were so proud to call you our cousin. You're passing has not really sunk in yet. Bob and I find peace knowing that you are in the arms of the angels. Rest in peace our dear angel Lavern.
Bari and Bobby Schlenz
October 14, 2015
great person glad I was able to work with you and i'll never forget the prank I pulled on a co-worker that you innocently had a part in. I'll miss you face and humor at the FOP functions and the motherly support you gave to all of us during our hard times
Brian Swinford
October 14, 2015
You are loved by many and one in a million. YOU made a difference and will be missed. Your reunion with Jeff and your Mother must have been amazing! May GOD wrap his loving arms around your entire family during this very difficult time.
Delaina Fishburn
October 14, 2015
I will always remember your beautiful smile and encouraging words. I am sure Mom and Dad greeted you at heavens door. May God comfort your family and friends. I know you will be a special guardian angel to many.
Melissa Kleiman
October 14, 2015
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