Laverne E. Walker 1940-2020

STRUTHERS — Laverne E. Walker, 80, died Monday morning, Sept. 21, 2020, at St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital.

Laverne was born Jan. 9, 1940, in Youngstown, a daughter of Lawrence and Doris (Dixon) Brabant.

A lifelong area resident, she was a 1958 graduate of Struthers High School. Mrs. Walker worked the majority of her career as a waitress, some of which included at McCallister’s Ice Cream, Bernt’s, Howard Johnson and Blacksteer restaurants. Laverne also enjoyed babysitting through the years.

Laverne was a member of Christ Community Church in Campbell and served as one of the church’s greeters. She was a member of her class reunion committee and the Springfield VFW Post No. 2799. Laverne enjoyed exercising and walked daily at Walmart, meeting many new friends along the way.

Her husband, Robert H. Walker, whom she married Aug. 5, 1985, preceded her in death Nov. 18, 2011.

She is survived by two sisters, Joann Riel of New Springfield and Rene’ (Michael) Marsh of Cortland; and two brothers, Lawrence (Anita) Brabant of Struthers and David Brabant of Cleveland.

In addition to her parents and husband, Laverne was preceded in death by her daughter, Lilly Brabant; and brother, Robert Brabant.

A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at the Davidson-Becker Funeral Home in Struthers, where family and friends will be received 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday prior to the service. We kindly ask that guests, whose health allows, wear a mask and follow the 6-foot rule.

Interment will be in Petersburg Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions to Christ Community Church, 531 Neoka Drive, Campbell, OH 44405.

Please visit www.beckerobits.com to send condolences.

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