Funeral services for Laverda Jean (Moyers) McKee will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ in Ardmore, with Dr. Virgil Trout officiating. Interment will follow at the Green Hill Cemetery in Davis.
Laverda was born Sept. 26, 1928, in Ardmore, to the late Homer Lee and Jessie D. (Miller) Moyers. She died Monday, March 18, 2013, in Ardmore, at the age of 84 years 5 months and 22 days. Laverda and Hale Donald McKee were married on March 30, 1946, in Gainesville, Texas. He preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1992. Others preceding her in death include two sons, Richard "Mac" McKee and Gary Don McKee; brother, Homer Lee Moyers; as well as a sister-in-law, Betty Thomason.
Laverda grew up in Ardmore where she attended school. She worked many years for the telephone company when living in Borger, Texas. Later after retuning to the Ardmore area, she, along with Hale, worked for Stromberg Carlson for some 30 plus years prior to retiring in 1984 and operating the Turner Fall Inn & Grill. After retiring, she began working for the City of Ardmore in the Parks & Recreations Dept. She spent most of her time overseeing sporting events at Regional Park. In her spare time, Laverda loved to shop. Leverda was a devoted mother and grandmother. She enjoyed watching her sons and nephews wrestle and attended many events that her grandchildren were involved in. She was a member of the Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ.
Survivors include one son, Hugh Dale McKee of Ardmore; daughter-in-law, Fern McKee of Davis; six grandchildren, Kimberly Budish and husband, Brad, Richie McKee and wife, Brooke, Chris McKee, Halie McKee, Gary Don McKee II and Todd Eveland; several great-grandchildren including Shae, Annsley and Avynn Budish, Deakin McKee, Jaylie Dean and Katelyn and Keegan Eveland; as well as two cousins, Virgil Trout and JoAnn Vance.
Serving as pallbearers will be Richie McKee, Don Moyers, Robert Moyers, Gary Follis, Dale McKee and Robin McKee.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 this evening at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be offered at halesfuneralhomes.com.
Service's are entrusted to Hale's Funeral Home, Davis.