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Official Obituary of

LaVerne I Belton

April 23, 1926 ~ February 17, 2023 (age 96) 96 Years Old

LaVerne Belton Obituary

LaVerne I. Belton, 96 years, and 10 months, of Mount Carmel, Illinois, passed away Friday, February 17, 2023, at Deaconess Midtown, in Evansville, Indiana.


She was born April 23, 1926, in Browns, Illinois, to Frank W. Schonaman and Selma A. Webking, LaVerne graduated High School and Beauty School, she was married to her late husband Orville A. “Jay” Belton, June 2, 1956, in Saint Ann, Missouri.


LaVerne worked as a Beautician for 30 years. She loved reading and working puzzles. She thoroughly enjoyed watching sunrises and sunsets. Laverne loved the way nature changes especially when she could watch the butterflies in her garden.


She is survived by her chosen daughter Rhonda Jo Skees Baker, husband Bob Baker, and her grandson Cody Skees of Mount Carmel, Illinois and three grandsons Todd Andrew Barker, Christopher David Brandebourg, and Benjamin Levi Brandebourg; her great-grandchildren Madyline Elizabeth, Deseria Star, Devin Gage, and Emery Levi, her daughter in laws Pat Barker and Pam Culler.


Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, brother Frank W. Schonaman, and son Frank David Brandebourg.


Visitation will be held Friday, February 24, 2023, from 2:00 p.m. until Service at 3:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Short-Cunningham Funeral Home and burial will be at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in St. Ann, Missouri.


Memorials can be made out to Hope Lutheran Church, 1512 N Cherry St., Mount Carmel, Illinois 62863. Envelopes will be available at the service.


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February 24, 2023

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863

Funeral Service
February 24, 2023

3:00 PM
Short-Cunningham Funeral Home
527 N Mulberry Street, P O Box 397
Mt. Carmel, Illinois 62863


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