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Laverne (Blakeman) VanArsdale

October 1, 2012


Laverne Blakeman VanArsdale, 91 of Franklin, Kentucky and formerly of Greensburg, Kentucky died Monday, October 1, 2012 at Hospice of Southern Kentucky in Bowling Green.

She was a devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother, a homemaker, and a loyal friend to many special people. She was an avid gardener and an accomplished seamstress. She was an employee at "Fruit of the Loom" in Campbellsville, KY for 30 years. Mt. Lebanon Methodist was her longtime church home. Her Christian example was a shining star to everyone around her. She was the daughter of the late Myrtie Jeffries Blakeman and Lallie Blakeman. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Hazel Pickett and Ola Faye Elliott.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Otha VanArsdale; a son, Dennye VanArsdale and his wife, Elizabeth of Bowling Green, KY; three grandchildren: Dr. Nancy V. Morris and her husband, Robb of London, KY; Susan Jackson and her husband, Gregory of Bowling Green, KY; and Jeff VanArsdale and his wife Melissa of Louisville, KY; four great-grandchildren: Taylor Morris, Alexandra Morris, Hannah Jackson, and Wyatt VanArsdale; three nephews: Joe Elliott, Gayle Pickett, and Roger Pickett; several cousins; and special caregiver, Nancy Combow of Franklin, KY.

Funeral Services for Mrs. Laverne Blakeman VanArsdale will be conducted 1:00 p.m., Central Time, at the Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Neagle Cemetery. 

Visitation is requested from 11:00 a.m. until the funeral hour Saturday, October 6, 2012 at the funeral home. 

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104, Mt. Lebanon Methodist Church, 10618 Edmonton Road, Greensburg, KY 42743, or Neagle Cemetery, 2188 Mt. Lebanon Church Road, Greensburg, KY 42743 or they can be made at the Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg.

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