LaVerne S. Haas, 85, Fenner Drives worker, active at St. Paul’s UCC, enjoyed puzzles

By on December 13, 2017

LaVerne S. Haas, 85, of Manheim, died peacefully on Friday, Dec. 8, 2017, at the Mennonite Home.

Born in Bareville, she was the daughter of the late Aubrey K. and Viola Eurich Steffy. LaVerne was the loving wife of John C. “Jack” Haas, and they observed their 63rd wedding anniversary in October.

For many years Laverne worked for Fenner Drives, Manheim; previously she was employed at Hamilton Watch, Lancaster. LaVerne was an active and faithful member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Manheim, where in her early years she helped teach Sunday school. She grew up in a musical family, with her father a music teacher and accomplished singer; LaVerne and her sisters were known for singing gospel songs in four-part harmony. Her interests included gardening, puzzles of all types, and spending time with her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband, Jack, are two sons: J. Craig, husband of Jennifer Haas of Mount Joy; Eric R., husband of Diana Haas of Palmetto, Fla.; three grandchildren: Lydia, Ethan, and Noah Haas; two brothers: Aubrey, husband of Irene Steffy of Ephrata; Lee husband of Laurie Steffy of Akron; and a sister: Lyndell, wife of Robert McMullen of Lititz.

Preceding her in death is a son: Brent R. Haas; and three sisters: Lorraine Steffy, Loretta Cook, and Lois Nauman.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend LaVerne’s funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 10:30 a.m. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Thursday morning from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Manheim Fairview Cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Contributions may be sent in LaVerne’s memory to: St. Paul’s United Church of Christ Memorial Fund, P. O. Box 129, Manheim, PA 17545.

To send the family online condolences, visit Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, is in charge of the arrangements.

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