By writer to www.randolphcountyheraldtribune.com
LaVerne Lucille (Lessner) Hampleman, 89, of Houston, Texas and previously of Du Quoin, handed away at 7:56 a.m. on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at her residence.
LaVerne was born in Chicago on Aug. 18, 1930 to Theresa Marie (Drehobl) Lessner and Felix Lessner. She grew up in Chicago and married her beloved husband, Herman Glen Hampleman, on Aug. 19, 1950. They raised their daughter in Morton Grove, Illinois and moved to Du Quoin in 1989.
Herman and LaVerne have been members of the First Baptist Church in Du Quoin. Following Herman’s demise, LaVerne joined Paradise Baptist Church the place she remained a member after shifting to Florida in 2001 after which to Houston to be nearer to her household in 2010.
LaVerne is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Beverly Lynn Hampleman Lee and George Earl Lee of Houston; grandchildren, Theresa Louise Lee of Houston, George Ryan Lee (Jessica) of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Erica Lee Wilk (Adam) of Arlington Heights, Illinois; great-grandchildren Collins Rose Lee, Lennon Ryan Lee and Beau Ryan Wilk; a particular niece, Gail Schroeder Lee of Carpentersville, Illinois; sisters-in-law Virginia Hampleman Woosley of Bartow, Florida and Gerry Smith Hampleman of Lakeland, Florida; particular pal and caregiver, Juana Salazar and quite a few nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in demise by Herman; her mom and father; a sister, Phyllis Lessner Schroeder; and a brother, James Cox.
Because of Herman’s kidney illness, he was on dialysis and LaVerne drove him to Carbondale for his therapies for a number of years. She realized the significance of getting a dialysis middle inbuilt Du Quoin — not just for Herman but additionally for all the folks who needed to drive lengthy distances 3 times every week for remedy.
LaVerne labored diligently on her mission and in June 2000, the primary Du Quoin dialysis middle opened in downtown Du Quoin. Herman died in 1999 and was not in a position to see the middle open, however LaVerne all the time thought of her work and perseverance in getting the middle opened to be certainly one of her best accomplishments in addition to her last tribute to Herman.
When the dialysis middle moved to its current location, LaVerne, Beverly and Gail traveled to Du Quoin to rejoice the grand opening in 2013. This is able to be LaVerne’s last journey to Du Quoin.
Her household finds nice consolation that LaVerne will now be reunited along with her beloved Herman in Paradise Cemetery. LaVerne was positively certainly one of a form and her passing is the tip of an period for her household, mates and neighbors. She will probably be drastically missed.
As a result of restrictions of the coronavirus pandemic, a small graveside ceremony will start at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Paradise Cemetery in Tamaroa with the Rev. Joe Wagner officiating.
A memorial service will probably be held later this summer season. If you need to contact the household, electronic mail LaVerne’s daughter Beverly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pals might make memorials to the First Baptist Church in Du Quoin, which will probably be accepted on the funeral house.
Searby Funeral Residence in Du Quoin is answerable for preparations.
For added info or to signal the memorial visitor register, go to www.searbyfuneralhomes.com.