Laverne Swarb of Monahans, Texas passed away on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at her home surrounded by her family.
A visitation will be held at the Harkey Funeral Home on Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 5:00-7:00pm. Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Monahans, Texas on Friday, March 15, 2019 at 2:00pm. Dr. Chris Powell will officiate the service and burial will follow at the Monahans Cemetary.
Laverne grew up and attended school in Maud, Oklahoma and graduated in 1952. She married Kenneth Swarb on August 7, 1953 in St. Louis, Oklahoma. She worked as a beautician for most of her lifetime in Monahans and Eunice, NM. Ken was transferred to Monahans in 1964 where the couple quickly made their home. They were married 65 years.
Laverne was very involved at the First Baptist Church in Monahans where she attended for many years. She was admired by young and old alike for her “card ministry;” sending daily birthday, anniversary, get well, sympathy, and the simple words of encouragement that always seemed to come at the right time.
Laverne was very involved in her women’s study club, Tau Lambda, that provides scholarships for high school students, and various civic activities.
In 1993, Laverne was honored by the Chamber of Commerce with the Merit Award for her outstanding citizenship.
This wife, mom, grandma, and great grandma will be dearly missed by her family as well as, the entire community of Monahans. She was a positive asset in all she was involved in, whether it was church, clubs, family events, or Lobo and Lady Lobo functions. She was our #1 fan.
Those that knew Laverne witnessed her love, compassion, and generosity. She was always quick to lend a helping hand.
Laverne is preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Mary Jane Palmer, four brothers, RC, T.Boy, JP, Chick, two sisters, Shirley Laster and RG Palmer, and grandson Nathan Swarb.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth Swarb, sons Steve Swarb and wife Jennifer, Dennis Swarb and wife Tina, and Warren Swarb and wife Wendy.
Grandchildren: Joshua Swarb (Anslee), Candace Barnett (Bandi), Amanda Pitts (Nathan), Micah Swarb (Christi), Cameron Swarb (Lindsie), Cragar Swarb (Kayelee).
Great grandchildren: Nathan, Karlee, Bradley, Brayden Swarb, Baze Barnett, Kirby and Carson Pitts, Nikolai Swarb and Kartyr Swarb, along with numerous nephews and nieces.
Serving as pallbearers were: Joshua Swarb, Cameron Swarb, Cragar Swarb, Micah Swarb, Bandi Barnett, and Nathan Pitts
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society: Hope Lodge in Lubbock, Texas or to any charity of your choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Harkey Funeral Home. One can visit online to leave memories at www.harkeyfunerals.com
I’m very sorry for your loss. May the Bible’s promise of a resurrection bring you comfort during this difficult time. John 5:28,29.
I love you Aunt Laverne and I will see you again.
Leslie LasterAlamogordo, NM
Great lady-great family!! God Bless.
Cindy Oxedine MooreMidland, TX
Ken and Family Heaven has another beautiful angel! Laverne was a special friend and I pray God will comfort you as only He can.
Mabel GrebuKenCrockett, TX
Thinking of you all today. Laverne was a precious friend to the Walker family. Love you all! Jan
Jan DavidsonCollege Sta, TX
I'm so sorry for your loss of your love one. May God take you in his arms and comfort you in your time of sorrow amen.
Clint McMullenMonahans, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time. Mom's have a very special place in our hearts.
Roy/Sue MorganMonahans, TX
What a lovely lady that many were graced to know . With a void in our hearts we will forever carry special memories. My prayers for the family in the days ahead.
Carol JohnsonMaud, OK
Praying for u all, she was a sweet lady!!! My God keep his loving arms around u all.
Vanessa jamesLubbock, TX
Thinking of you all! Lots of love, prayers, and especially peace 💕
Charleson and Belinda SteinbockMuleshoe, TX
Roy and I want to extend our deepest sympathies to this wonderful family. Laverne was such an upbeat and caring person. From her beautiful eyes to her radiant smile, she just exuded friendliness. She was special.
Roy and Zeida YoungOdessa, TX
Our thoughts and prayer for the entire Swarb family. We pray for peace and comfort in this time. We love you, The Peet family
Tory PeetMiami, TX
We are so sorry to hear...what a precious Lady Laverne was. She was so special to our family & meant so much to us & especially our daughter Trisha. We will cherish our memories of her. Our love & prayers to all the family! ❤️🙏🏻
Richard & Denise Clements
Denise ClementsPecos, TX
This world needs more outstanding women like you. A loss to all of us.
Delbert R. GoodinDel City, OK
Always loved seeing Laverne at the Runnin Bucks basketball games when Cameron and our son Shelby were teammates. Lots of fun and great memories. Laverne was a sweet lady. Keeping your family in prayer.
Berklee ClementsPampa, TX
We have a lot of special memories. We loved her very much.
Volley and Rosalita VesselsOdessa, TX
I have such fond childhood memories of time spent with the entire Swarb family. Precious, precious times together — remembering trips to the white sands and shaloopies for dinner! Love your family and am praying for peace to fill the hole in your hearts.
Shari SmithJenks, OK
So sorry for your loss. She was such a special lady. She will be greatly missed. Sending prayers to all
Charlene Dobkins PenningtonMay, TX