LaVerne Hecht



LaVerne Mae Hecht, 89, Gerald, passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 26, 1932, to Otto and Sylvia (Schweer) Copeland in Union.

She was united in marriage to Edward Hecht, July 30, 1955, in Sullivan.

LaVerne was a member of New Friendship Baptist Church. She loved gardening, crocheting, shopping and going to auction sales. She enjoyed spending time with family, especially her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by parents Otto and Sylvia; parents-in-law Julius and Mabel Hecht; husband Edward; brothers Don and Gene Copeland; brothers-in-law Jimmie D. Schmidt, Hadley and Warren Hecht; sisters-in-law Bernice and Mary Lou Copeland and Jackie Hecht; and son-in-law Kirk Barringhaus.

She is survived by children Rhonda Barringhaus and Richard Hecht both of Gerald; sister Peggy Schmidt of Sullivan; grandchildren Amy Bone and husband Clint of Gerald, Julia Warren and husband Justin of Rosebud, Kory Hecht and wife Kate and Ben Barringhaus and wife Danyee all of Gerald; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, April 22, at Gottenstroeter Chapel in Gerald, with Pastor Dennis Vickers officiating. Burial was in New Friendship Baptist Cemetery.

Memorials suggested to New Friendship Baptist Cemetery.