LaVerne E. Martin, 86, Peru, passed away at 1:12 p.m. Monday, March 14, 2005 at Dukes Memorial Hospital.
She was born Nov. 10, 1918 in Valparaiso to Philip and Lida Benham Hayes.
She married Leslie E. Martin Dec. 12, 1936, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 1981.
Martin worked in the laundry department of Dukes Memorial Hospital and also was a homemaker. She was a member of First Christian Church, Peru.
Survivors include two daughters, Phyllis Anderson and Patricia "Pat"
Huddleston, both of Peru; two sons, Paul Martin and wife Elizabeth, Kokomo, and Douglas Martin, Niles, Ill.; three brothers, Grant and Robert Hayes, both of LaCrosse, and DeWight Hayes, Columbus; four sisters, Marie Dewey and Inez Jenks, both of Michigan City, Eunice Trumbo, Goldendale, Wash., and Edith Pratt, Wenatchee, Wash.; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.