Obituary of LaVern Wakeem
On May18, 2021 our dear mother, Frances LaVern Wakeem was called home to Heaven. She was born August 29, 1935 in Comanche, OK to James Edward Moran and Ethel Mae Barnett. She was the oldest of 3 sisters. LaVern married Dale G. Wakeem on December 22, 1955 in Norman, OK. After college, she and Dale moved to Missouri where they farmed and ranched. They settled in Lamar, MO where they both enjoyed success. LaVern bought and renewed the Mode-O-Day dress shop on the square. After retirement, she moved to Springfield, MO to be near family. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church. LaVern and Dale had four darling children who all survive and grieve today. They are James Dale Wakeem and wife Linda, Alice Stewart and husband J.D., Phoebe Diane Wakeem, and Mona Jarvis and husband Joe. She is also survived by four grandchildren, Erica Ballard and husband Jimmy, Benjamin Jarvis and wife Kelsey, Lindsay Forst and husband Derek, and Daniel Jarvis and wife Sydney; five great-grandchildren, Avery Forst, Alyse Forst, Eleanor Ballard, Shepherd Ballard, and Laela Belle Ballard; and a sister Shirley Raney and husband Curtis. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and a sister, Bettie Boorda. A funeral service will be held Friday May 21, 2021 at 1 p.m. at the Konantz Warden Funeral Home.