WAYT, Norma “LaVerne”, 87, of Moundsville, W.Va. died Saturday, April 2, 2016 at home.
She was born September 10, 1928, in Marshall County, W.Va. a daughter of the late Bernard R. and Eunice W. (Reed) Simmons. She was employed by Fostoria Glass and the Marshall County Clerk’s Office and was a 50 year member of the Moundsville First Christian Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother, Merlin Simmons, daughter-in-law, Joni Wayt, and grandson, Timothy J. Paul Sr.
She is survived by her loving husband, Paul “Blaine” Wayt of Moundsville; one son, Rodney A. Wayt of N.J.; three daughters, Vicki S. (Victor) Paul of Wheeling, W.Va., Amy J. (Gregory) Jewell of Valley Grove, W.Va., and Beth (Richard) Healy of Moundsville; two brothers, L. Dean (Dixie) Simmons of Glen Dale, W.Va. and Byron L. ( Joyce) Simmons of Moundsville; ten grandchildren, Matthew (Jill) Paul, Michael (Jen) Paul, Katie Reese, Nicholas (Whitney) Healy, Shane (Lori) Healy, Jessica (Colin) Heikes, Cody Wayt, Megan Jewell, and Stephen (Tamera) Jewell; granddaughter-in-law, Jessica Paul; seven great grandchildren, Kalyn and Jaxson Reese, and Owen, Kelsie, T.J., and Desiree Paul, and Hudson Healy; several nieces and nephews; and her cat, Cinnamon.
LaVerne loved sports, especially West Virginia University and West Liberty University Basketball. She enjoyed attending all of her grandchildren’s and great grandchildren’s sporting events and activities.
Friends will be received on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 from 10 am until time of funeral service at 11 am at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Lutes & Kirby-Vance Chapels, 118 Grant Avenue, Moundsville, with Rev. Wesley Howsare officiating. Interment will follow in Limestone Presbyterian Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions can be made to the Marshall County Animal Shelter, 37 Animal Shelter Drive, Moundsville W.Va. 26041 and to the Moundsville First Christian Church, 1200 Third Street, Moundsville, W.Va 26041.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.altmeyerfuneralhomes.com
Rod,Jessica and Cody,our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family. Find comfort at this time of loss in the special memories you have of your mother and grandmother. These memories will always keep her love alive in your hearts. Love, Leola, Bob, Landy and Genee
I will truly miss Lavern she was one of the best neighbors anyone could have she will always be remembered and truly missed prayers and condolences to her family
To the Wayt and Simmons families,
Very sorry to hear about Mrs Wayt. She was definitely the matriarch of a family anyone would be proud of. My thoughts and sympathy go out to all of her family and friends. She left this small part of the world in a better place than when she got here, which is what mothers are for.
My deepest sympathy to Blaine and all of the Wayt family. I wish I could make the visitation to the funeral home on Tuesday morning but I have a doctor’s appointment in Pittsburgh at 10:00. As a child, a remember Blaine and Laverne attending the Limestone Presbyterian Church and as an adult whenever I would see her she always had a smile and took time to talk. I know she will be deeply missed by all her family and friends but may your many wonderful memories bring you peace and comfort. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
So sorry for you family’s loss. LaVerne worked with my mother, Doris Magers, at Fostoria and was in the same Sunday school class with my parents. I will miss seeing her in church.
To Amy and Beth and the entire family, your mother was a kind and sweet person. She always remembered me when I ran into her. I will be praying for the family and especially your Dad. My thoughts are with you all.
So sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady and will be missed by all.
So sorry for your loss, Beth and family. God’s blessings as you grieve.