LaVerne A. Vargo, (nee Lauffer), 78, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, July 7, 2013, at EMH Healthcare, following a long illness. She was born December 22, 1934 in Straw Pump, Pennsylvania, and was an Elyria resident for most of her life.
LaVerne was a member of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church in Elyria, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and very active in other church functions. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, John; sons, Brian (Michelle) Vargo of Grafton and Alan Vargo and Jason Vargo, both of Elyria; grandchildren, Mike and Jenna; sisters, Pat Short of North Carolina, Joyce Perry of Oberlin and Cindy Curcillo of Avon; brother, John Lauffer of Florida; and sister-in-law, Barbara Collins of Elyria.
The family will receive friends Thursday, July 11, 2013, from 10 A.M., until the time of services at 11 A.M., at the Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria. The Reverend Father Donald Dunson, Pastor of St. Vincent DePaul Church, will officiate. Burial will be at Brookdale Cemetery, Elyria.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Vincent DePaul Church, 401295 North Ridge Rd., Elyria.