Doris LaVerne Hastings

doris laverne hastings

November 27, 1927 ~ August 18, 2018

Doris LaVerne Cooper Hastings, 90, of Greenville, IL, passed away at 12:25 p.m., on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at Cedarhurst Senior Living in Greenville, IL.

LaVerne was born on November 27, 1927 in East Alton, IL, the daughter of Odis and Grace Smith Cooper.  She married Howard Hastings of Sorento, IL on June 1, 1947.  He preceded her in death.

LaVerne taught elementary school in a one room school, outside of Sorento, from 1945-1952, then 5th grade in Marseilles, IL from 1969-1974, and finished her career in Marengo, IL from 1975-1989 where she retired.  She traveled the world wide, and lived her life as a servant of God.

She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Lindell Cooper.

LaVerne is survived by her children, Janet (Charles) Sherburne of Downers Grove, IL, Carol (Greg) Schultz of San Jose, CA, Linda (David) Cook of Phoenix, AZ, and Dale (Michelle) Hastings of Milford, IL; grandchildren, Nickolas (Stacy), Michal, and Justin (Nichole); great grandchildren, Charlie and Eli; brother, Dennis Cooper; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation: The family will receive guests from 2:00 – 3:00p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at Perfetti-Assalley Funeral Home, 201 S. Main St., Sorento, IL 62086.

Funeral Ceremony: Following the visitation, at 3:30 p.m., on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at the Sorento Presbyterian Church, 109 W. Taylor St., Sorento, IL 62086, with Rev. Ralph Ward officiating.

Interment will follow the ceremony at Sunnyside Cemetery in Sorento, IL.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: JDRF, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004, or the Sorento Presbyterian Church, 9243 Bentlage Rd., Sorento, IL 62086.

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  1. Dale & Michelle and Family >

    So sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.  Thoughts and prayers for all of you.  Cherish the memories. God Bless !

  2. A true angel has joined her Saviour in Heaven.  LaVerne was a wonderful blessing especially to our granddaughters and the rest of the little ones at Faith.  Our sympathy to you, Dale, and the rest of your family.  Peace and comfort to you.

  3. A Shades of Elegance was sent on August 20, 2018

    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    -MAPS #124 Board of Education and Staff

  4. Although I never personally knew Doris, I know and am friends with her daughter, Janet.  Jan, I know you loved your mother dearly and will miss her greatly.  But, I rejoice that she is now at home with her beloved Savior, Jesus Christ, in Heaven and is enjoying all the splendors there.  My sympathy is extended to you and all the family and friends who will grieve the loss of this lovely lady.  You are in my prayers.  May God be with you.  Love, Martha Dunnam – Green Valley, IL

  5.    Dale & Michelle and Family
    A gracious lady who was so encouraging to those around her. Still remember her taking the initiative to happily entertain the children of our church staff before each morning worship service. A supportive Greenville College alumni who believed so much in the attributes of education.

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