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     LaVerne Florence Mason, age 77, of Lamar, Missouri, passed away of an apparent heart attack while vacationing with family in Florida.

     LaVerne was born December 27, 1939, in Portland, Oregon, to Bill and Dorothy (Cheatham) Wiseman.  On November 15, 1958, at Stevenson, Washington, she married Harlan A. Mason and they lived in several states before settling in Barton County, Missouri in 1970.  In addition to being a devoted wife and dedicated mother, LaVerne pursued and achieved her goal of becoming a nurse, earning certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse.  A natural and compassionate caregiver, she was gifted in geriatrics and provided comfort to nursing home residents in Lamar for more than 30 years.  In retirement, LaVerne most enjoyed time spent with family, the fellowship of friends, and watching the birds she diligently fed all year round.

     After sharing nearly 45 years, Harlan preceded LaVerne in death April 16, 2003.  She was also preceded by her parents, Bill and Dorothy Wiseman.

     Survivors include her children, Diane (Marty) Heggen, Colville, Washington, Randy (Donna) Mason, Lamar; Vicky (Jim) Bailey, Jacksonville, Florida and Pam (Corky) Stephens, Lamar; a brother, Don (Barbara) Wiseman, Portland, Oregon; a sister, Deloris (Bob) Shaw, Gresham, Oregon; eleven grandchildren; and eleven great-grandchildren.

     The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 8th at Daniel Funeral Home.  The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, June 9th at Daniel Funeral Home followed by burial in Lake Cemetery.

     To support a cause dear to LaVerne, memorial contributions are suggested to Truman Healthcare Activities Fund.


#7 Greenville, Michiganjolene hoke 2017-10-04 17:17
I remember one halloween at the Halloween Hula ba loo, LaVerne saw me walking down the hall in the nursing home in Lamar and she said , you aren't going to go into Labor are you. I sure don't want to deliver that baby right now.. this was in Oct 2000 I was pregnant with my daughter.. She was a great nurse and friend
#6 Marlys Buckner 2017-06-11 17:59
So sorry for your loss. Laverne was such a sweet lady and nurse.
#5 Jasper, MOSheila Harris 2017-06-07 18:40
So sorry to hear of LaVerne's passing. She took care of my Mom and I always felt reassured when she was looking after her. Such a sweet and caring lady.
#4 Lamar, MOKristy Kinney 2017-06-05 21:46
LaVerne was an amazing lady. She taught me a lot when I first started as an aide years ago. Prayers for your family.
#3 Lamar,MOBrenna Giger 2017-06-05 14:55
Pam,April, Eric & families,
You are in our hearts and prayers. Your grandma/mom was a pleasure to be around and we always enjoyed our time with her at the family/friends barbecues. So thanks for sharing her with us and she will forever be missed.

Love, Josh, Brenna, Payton, Tucker & Baylee
#2 Mclouth KansasMary Pierson 2017-06-05 06:21
What a wonderful caring lady. It was always a pleasure seeing her and visiting.
She was my neighbor and worked at the nursing home when I took care of my gran. She was a hard working, caring lady.
She's at peace, relaxing in the heaven!! She sure deserves it.
My prayers and love are with you all!! May God surround you all with comfort and peace.
#1 Lamar, MoKelly White 2017-06-05 05:49
I will always remember, working with LaVerne at, Chastians. She was an Awesome Nurse. Cared about the patients. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

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