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Laverne Blakeman VanArsdale, Green Co. KY (d. Oct. 1, 2012)

The Green County, KY, native was a devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother, a homemaker, and a loyal friend to many special people. She was an avid gardener and an accomplished seamstress. She was an employee at "Fruit of the Loom" in Campbellsville, KY for 30 years. Mt. Lebanon Methodist was her longtime church home. Her Christian example was a shining star to everyone around her.

Laverne Blakeman VanArsdale, 91, of Franklin, KY and formerly of Greensburg, KY died Monday, October 1, 2012 at Hospice of So. KY in Bowling Green, KY.

Visitation is 11am-1pmCT on Saturday, October 6, 2012, at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY, followed by the Funeral Service at 1pmCT, at the funeral home. Burial will be at Neagle Cemetery, Green County, KY.


The Green County, KY, native was a devoted wife, a loving mother and grandmother, a homemaker, and a loyal friend to many special people. She was an avid gardener and an accomplished seamstress. She was an employee at "Fruit of the Loom" in Campbellsville, KY for 30 years. Mt. Lebanon Methodist was her longtime church home. Her Christian example was a shining star to everyone around her.

She was the daughter of the late Myrtie Jeffries Blakeman and Lallie Blakeman.

She was preceded in death by two sisters: Hazel Pickett and Ola Faye Elliott.

Survivors include her husband of 72 years, Otha VanArsdale, and the following:
  • A son: Dennye VanArsdale and his wife, Elizabeth of Bowling Green, KY;

  • Three grandchildren: Dr. Nancy V. Morris and her husband, Robb of London, KY; Susan Jackson and her husband, Gregory of Bowling Green, KY; and Jeff VanArsdale and his wife Melissa of Louisville, KY

  • Four great-grandchildren: Taylor Morris, Alexandra Morris, Hannah Jackson, and Wyatt VanArsdale

  • Three nephews: Joe Elliott, Gayle Pickett, and Roger Pickett

  • Several cousins

  • And special caregiver: Nancy Combow of Franklin, KY
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Hospice of Southern Kentucky, 5872 Scottsville Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104, Mt. Lebanon Methodist Church, 10618 Edmonton Road, Greensburg, KY 42743, or Neagle Cemetery, 2188 Mt. Lebanon Church Road, Greensburg, KY 42743 or they can be made at the Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home in Greensburg, KY.

Online condolences may be sent at Foster-Toler-Curry Funeral Home, 209 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY.


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