Mary Virgean


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Mary Virgean LaFavers

Sep 04 1929 - Apr 01 2008

Mary Virgean LaFavers September 4, 1929 - April 1, 2008 Mary Virgean LaFavers went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 1, 2008. She was at her daughter’s house in Celeste, Texas She had suffered a heart Attack on Friday, March 28, and just been released from the hospital on Tuesday. She was born on September 4, 1929 to Sylvester Wade Myers and Pearl Deatherage. She moved to Celeste at the age of 14 and had lived here for 64 years. She married Haskell LaFavers on October 3, 1947. She was dedicated wife and stood by his side through a long illness until his death in May 2003. In the beginning of their marriage she worked for Henson Kickernick and J. R. Love Company as a seamstress. When her first child was born she became a full time wife and mother. In 1959 she and Haskell began a long career as dairy farmers and she spent the next 35 years milking cows twice a day and assisting him in all aspects of farm work while taking care of three small children. She was always a room mother for her children’s classes, attending their school events. Virgean was a beloved mother, grandmother and friend to many. She positively touched everyone she came in contact with and she will be greatly missed. She always had a smile and a good attitude. She was known for wearing one of her many hats to church and wherever and whenever she wanted to dress up. Also for carrying her cane which she dressed up with ribbons according to the season. She stood up for what she believed in and worked for many causes throughout her life. In the 1960s and 1970s she was on the Hunt County Red Cross Board and went door to door collecting money for both the Red Cross and the March of Dimes. She was a member of the Celeste PTA and served as president for 6 years. She was honored to be selected as an honorary Lifetime member in 1980. She served on the Hunt County Council PTA Board for 6 years. She was an active member of the Celeste Beautification Committee and the Housing and Urban Development Board for several years. She volunteered at the Celeste Public Library. Most of all she was an active and beloved member of the Celeste Church of Christ for 57 years. She is survived by her son, James LaFavers and wife Lyla of Lavon, Texas, her daughter Kathryn Claxton and husband Roger of Celeste, Texas and her son, David LaFavers and wife Sondra of Celeste, Texas. She is survived by six grandchildren, the light of her life, Rex Claxton, Rachel Claxton, Rebecca Claxton, Megan LaFavers, Tyler LaFavers all of Celeste and Heath LaFavers of Lavon, Texas. She is also survived by one brother John Myers and his wife Sue of Celeste and one sister Wanda Glawson and her husband Joe of San Antonio, Texas She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews and man, many, friends. Funeral Services will be held Friday, April 4, 2008 at 2:00pm at the Celeste Church of Christ. Officiating the service will be Mr. A. C. Quinn. Burial will follow at Celeste Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Lannie Steen, Wylie Easley, Alex Cawthon, Bob Richison, Bud Thacker and Mark Coles. The family will receive friends at the Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home in Leonard on Thursday, April 3, 2008 from 6-8pm. Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231.
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