Laverne R. Cheek (1917-2005)


LaVerne Ruby Cheek, 88, of Payson, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2005. She was born in Joplin, Mo., the youngest child of Harry and Bessie Wisor.


LaVerne Cheek

She married her childhood sweetheart, Earl Cheek, in 1937.

Mrs. Cheek was a homemaker and bookkeeper for the couple's business.

Since moving to Payson 10 years ago from California, she spent many hours volunteering for the Special Olympics.

She is survived by her husband, Earl, of Payson; daughters, Sharon Cheek and Beverly (Kurt) Longfellow of Payson; sister, Dorothy Luckinbill of Grove, Okla.; grandson, Scott (Kimberly) Longfellow; and great-grandsons Alan and Steven of Tampa, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Homer "Buster" Wisor, and granddaughter, Sherrie Longfellow.

No services are planned.

Memorial contributions can be made to RTA Hospice of Payson.

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