Graveside Services at the Walters Cemetery, Walters, OK, Friday, November 27, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. Memorial Donations can be made to the Walters Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 485, Walters, OK 73572.
Margarete LaVerne (Givens) Ables was born to Fletcher Bryan and Edna Lyle (Keel) Givens on July 14, 1940 in Stringtown, OK and departed this life in Wichita Falls, TX on November 23, 2020 at the age of 80 years, 4 months and 9 days.
LaVerne grew up in Stringtown, OK. She attended the Baptist Church there as a young child and was saved and soon baptized in the Breadtown Creek. She graduated from Stringtown High School in 1958. She married Bobby R. Ables on January 11, 1959 at Durant, OK.
Through the years, LaVerne worked at Thompson Drive In & Theater, the Haggars factory and at DHS, where she retired in 2003 after a 30 plus year career. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Walters. She and Bob were involved in the Elks Lodge in Lawton, OK and she was an active member of the Does for many years.
She loved turtles and collected many over the years. She loved watching the grandkids and great grandkids!
Laverne was preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters.
Survivors include her husband Bobby of the home; 2 sons, Billy and wife Tamra Ables, and Ronnie and wife Kathy Ables, all of Walters; 5 grandkids and spouses, Ashley and Bobby Shortt of Walters, Heather and Casey Sides of Washington, OK, Jason and Elizabeth Ables of Grapevine, TX, Kayla and Michael Copley of Vernal, UT, and Jared and Megan Coats of Wichita Falls, TX; 7 great grandsons and 4 great granddaughters; other relatives and friends.