LaVerne O. Gifford
LaVerne Odell Gifford, 87, died Friday, Jan. 8, 2016.
Born March 1, 1928, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of the late Homer John Duvall and Lois Odell.
She married Kenneth E. Gifford on Sept. 25, 1948, and had three daughters, Connie Jean Bergman of Corydon, Vicky Lynn Huffman of St. Charles, Mo., and Debbie Lee Sease of Florissant, Mo.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.
She retired as a local department store manager and was a member of American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Creve Coeur Memorial Post 397.
Visitation: Sunday, Jan. 10, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Hutchens Mortuary in Florissant.
Funeral: Monday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. at the mortuary with burial in Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.