Laverna Elaine Bates, 73, of Cuba, passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016, at Washington Mercy Hospital.
Laverna was born March 6, 1943 in St. Louis County, Mo. , to the late George and Laverna Gaynel (Whitlock) Stranghoener. She first married Charles Dunning on June 9, 1962 in St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Gerald. Then married, Ronald Bates on October 30, 1984 in their home in Gerald, who preceded her death.
She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Clyde Southard, her parents, her husband, Ronald, one brother, Virgil Stranghoener, and one sister-in-law, Charlotte Stranghoener.
She is survived by her daughter, Tammy Southard and special friend Keith Moore of Cuba, and her son, Darrell Dunning and wife Bridget of Owensville, five grandchildren; Jacob Southard and wife Jessica, Eric Southard, Krystal Patterson and husband Josh, Ashley Dunning and special friend Adrian Perry, and Andrew Dunning, and seven great-grandchildren; Canton Southard, Jackson Southard, Jasmine Patterson, Isabelle Patterson, Tianna Patterson, Aiden Patterson, and Grace Dunning.
A memorial visitation will be Thursday, September 15 from 5 to 7 pm at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home Chapel in Owensville.