HOWLAND - LaVerne S. Latham, 86, of Howland, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, in Ashland.
LaVerne was born July 3, 1927, in Warren, the daughter of Clark and Mary Hannigan Palm.
She worked for the Trumbull Lamp Co. for a few years in the late 1940s and in the Howland Junior High School in the early 1960s.
Lavern was a member of the Moose Lodge in Niles and a former member of the Niles and Echo Bowling Leagues. She enjoyed sewing, arts and crafts.
LaVerne is survived by her daughter, Sarah Kerro of Huron; two sons, Ronald (Pam) Latham of Englewood, Fla., and William (Barb) Latham Jr. of Ashland; six grandchildren, Robert (Michelle) Kerro Jr., Matthew (Jenn), Jeffrey (Emily), Scott, Lucas and Tyler Latham; three great-grandchildren, Emma, Andrew and Alexis Kerro; and two sisters, Evelyn Ruyle of Cortland and Marilyn "Jean" Hill of Cincinnati.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, William Latham; parents; two brothers, William Palm and Raymond "Bud;" and one sister, Mary Wireman.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Lane Family Funeral Homes, Roberts-Clark Chapel, 180 Garfield Drive, Warren, OH 44483, where funeral services will also be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Interment will follow in the Crown Hill Burial Park in Vienna.
Memorial contributions can be made in her name to the Alzheimer's Association, 1815 W. Market St., Suite 301, Akron, OH 44313.
Family and friends may view this obituary and send condolences at robertsclarkchapel.com.