LaVera R. Bull
July 13, 1925-July 18, 2021
EAST MOLINE-LaVera R. Bull, 96, of East Moline, IL, died Sunday, July 18, 2021 at her home. Services will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, July 22, 2021 at Gibson – Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Visitation will be from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Port Byron. Memorials may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, East Moline.
LaVera was born July 13, 1925 in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota, the daughter of Richard V. and Mary Ann (Blashack) Tyler. She attended Port Byron High School and was married to Joseph Bull on September 13, 1943 while he was stationed in South Carolina. They had 5 sons together, later divorcing in 1970.
LaVera was a talented tailor working for local businesses including Younkers, von Maur, and Columbia Drapery. She also ran a tailor shop out of her home for many years. She was a lifetime member of the PTA serving in all of the offices. She was a longtime active member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Port Byron, serving 14 years on the Church Council and teaching Sunday School for 35 years. In recent years she was a member and enjoyed attending St. John's Lutheran Church in East Moline. La Vera was proud to have received her degree in interior design in 1970.
She is survived by her sons, Dr. James (Margaret) Bull, Port Byron, Joseph (Amy) Bull, Buffalo Hart, IL, Frank (Kris) Bull, Port Byron, John (Annie) Bull, East Moline, Dean (Jennifer) Bull, East Moline; 22 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William and Vernon Tyler; and a sister, Leona Hanegmon. Share a memory or condolence at www.gibsonbodefh.com.