LaVerna R. Hortert, 85, of Evans City, passed away Monday afternoon, June 1, 2020, at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born August 25, 1934 in Butler, she was the daughter of Roy Gilliland and Mildred (Burry) Gilliland.
LaVerna was a homemaker and was a member of St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church in Meridian, where she was also a member of the Christian Mothers and the Funeral Luncheon Committee. She had belonged to the Lads & Lasies Bowling League and the Sunshine Bowling League. She loved playing cards and had belonged to card club for 50+ years, enjoyed traveling, being in the pool, gardening, birdwatching, and spending time with her family and friends.
Surviving is her husband of 69 years, Carl R. Hortert, whom she married November 7, 1950.
Her children: Daniel (Kathy) Hortert of Maryland, Larry (Debra) Hortert of Georgia, Keith (Nean) Hortert of Beaver Falls, Debbie (Frank) Zbuckvich of Butler and Jeff (Leslie) Hortert of Kentucky.
18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.
2 sisters: Marie (Carl) StClair and Shirley (Ron) Moore, both of Butler.
1 brother, Edward (Gwen) Gilliland of Butler.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Richard R. Hortert and her sister, Thelma Christley.
Friends will be received at the Geibel Funeral Home, 201 East Cunningham Street, Butler, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church, 125 Buttercup Road in Meridian. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mount Chestnut.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1207, or to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205.
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