LaVerna Helen (Kruse) Roach

December 23, 1921 ~ May 20, 2020 (age 98)

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LaVerna Helen Roach, 98, of Brighton, passed away at 12:41 pm on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at Riverside Rehab and Healthcare in Alton.


She was born on December 23, 1921 in Brighton to the late George and Alma (Grabbe) Kruse.


LaVerna married William Webster Roach on October 16, 1943 in St. Charles, MO. He preceded her in death on August 18, 1991.


She worked several part time jobs, but stayed at home to raise her family.  She enjoyed gardening and sewing.


LaVerna is survived by three children Patricia (John) Kohrell of Geneseo, IL, Lily Jean (Gary) Highfill of Alton, IL, and William Roach of Brighton, IL; six grandchildren Lori (John) LeSage, Toni (David) Lehl, Lisa (Flea) Bodine, Christopher (Wendy) Schmidt, Will (Liz) Roach, and Whitney (Chris) Steinkuehler; nine great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren; sister in law Sue Kruse; several nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by her husband, William; parents, George and Alma; daughter Kathy Roach; daughter in law Valerie Roach; brothers Bill and George Kruse; sisters Bernice Farmer and Caroline “Tootsie” St. Cin.


Private family burial will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Brighton Cemetery with Rev. Ray Robinson officiating.


Memorials may be made to St. John’s UCC in Brighton.

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