LaVerna Jean (Wanner) Dierker, 105, of Monett, died Saturday, January 14, 2017. She was born August 26, 1911, in Oxford, Nebraska. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Schmitz) Wanner. She married Lloyd Richard Dierker on July 18, 1929 in Alma, Nebraska. They started Dierker Construction and shared 32 years together. Lloyd preceded her in death on June 15, 1962. She managed the family business alongside Jerry until 2011.
LaVerna is survived by her son, Jerry; granddaughter, Kristen Leathers; grandson, Brett, and his wife Amy McArthur Dierker; five great-grandchildren, Myra, Ruben, Hope, Riley and Cooper.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, January 17 from 10-11:15 a.m. at the funeral home with graveside services beginning at 11:30 a.m. at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Monett. Reverend Jimmie Copley will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, in Monett, in care of the funeral home.
Arrangements are under the personal care and direction of Buchanan Funeral Home in Monett.