Laverna Fern Walls (nee Licklider) of Cuba, Missouri, formerly of Steelville, Missouri passed on Friday, December 28, 2018 at the age of 90 years, 9 months and 11 days.
Laverna accepted the Lord early in life and was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Steelville, Missouri.
She married Charles “Jake” Robert Walls on March 18, 1944 in Cuba, Missouri.
Laverna spent many years working as an insole cutter for Brown Shoe Company in Steelville, Missouri. She loved to quilt, crochet and do jigsaw puzzles and word searches. She enjoyed nature including feeding her deer, which included a large buck. She had a way with flowers and loved growing them both indoors and out.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Blanche Licklider; parents-in-law, Monte and Julie Walls; husband, Charles “Jake” Robert Walls Sr.; son, Samule Edward Walls; sons-in-law, Bill Hendrix and Micheal Holman; brothers James Robert Licklider and Oliver Licklider; brothers-in-law, Charles Rowden and Claude (Pearl) Walls; and sisters-in-law, Charlotte Licklider and Ada Cochran.
She is survived by her son, Charles (Norma Jean) Walls of Cuba, Missouri; daughters, Sandy Holman of St. James, Missouri, Sally Ann Hendrix of Sullivan, Missouri and Sherry (Steve) Davis of Steelville, Missouri; sister, Wilma Lee Rowden of Cuba, Missouri; grandchildren Terry Hendrix and Anthony “Tony” Hendrix, both of Bourbon, Missouri, Lynn Allen Hendrix of Salem, Missouri, Alex Hendrix and Oliver Thomas Davis, both of Steelville, Missouri, Florain Walls and David Walls, both of Lawton, Oklahoma, Tiffany Ann D’addario, Adam Ray Davis and Nicholas Walls, all of St. Louis, Missouri, Thilene Ruth Keane of St. James, Missouri and Katherine Walls of Cuba, Missouri; 20 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.
Visitation was from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Monday, December 31, 2018 and funeral service followed at 1 p.m. at the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Alan Miles officiating.
The family chose cremation as her final disposition.
Burial will be at the Kinder Cemetery, Cuba, Missouri at a later date.
All arrangements are under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home, Steelville, Missouri.