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Lavern F Whalen

December 19, 1923 ~ May 23, 2021 (age 97)


Lavern Whalen 97, of Cape Girardeau, Missouri passed away Sunday May 23, 2021.

Lavern Whalen was born December 19, 1923 to Carl and Iva Kearbey in Williamsville, Missouri. She married Laurence Whalen on April 12, 1947

Lavern taught school in Poplar Bluff, Missouri for many years. She had a great passion for teaching and always thought of her students as her own children. Outside of teaching Lavern enjoyed crocheting, gardening, flowers, many different crafts, and quilt making. Lavern also loved all her nieces and nephews as her kids.

Lavern is survived by one brother, Verdis of Arkansas; one sister, Lorene Wood of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; many nieces and nephews including Carolyn Wood, and Megan Wood great niece, of the home.

Lavern was preceded in death by four brothers, Eugene, Lyndle, Lyle, Daris; three sisters, Alpha, Geraldine, and Charlotte.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, June 1,2021 from 1:00-2:00pm, followed by the funeral service at 2:00pm at Cotrell Funeral Service in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Officiating by JC Bryant and Glen Hamelton.

Burial will take place at Kearbey Chapel Cemetery in Poplar Bluff, Missouri.

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June 1, 2021

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Cotrell Funeral Chapel
701 Vine St
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Funeral Service
June 1, 2021

2:00 PM
701 Vine St.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

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