Dunbar, Laverne

Written by David Green.

Laverne Dunbar, 91, of Main Street, Morenci, Mich., died Sept. 20, 2006 at Kison’s Adult Foster Care, just north of Hudson.

She was born April 23, 1915 in Chesterfield Township, Ohio, the daughter of Bert and Orla (Markley) Johnston. She married Lem Dunbar on Sept. 26, 1937 in Angola, Ind., and he preceded her in death, Aug. 7, 1997.

Laverne graduated from Chesterfield High School in 1933, and  was a homemaker who lived most of her life in the Morenci area. She loved gardening, cooking, playing cards and crossword puzzles. She dearly loved her children and grandchildren and will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Laverne is survived by two sons, Gene (and Beverly) Dunbar of Jonesville, Mich., and Duane Dunbar (and friend, Teresa Wright) of Morenci; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one brother, Willis Johnston of Fairfield.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Lillian Beasley and Vera Knisel, and two brothers, Lloyd and Wayne Johnston.

Funeral services are  at 11 a.m. Sept. 23 at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 22, at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Hillsdale County.

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