LaVerne Jean (Mathis) Downs, age 75, was born December 27, 1943 to Robert LaVerne Fields and Emma Jean Fields.
LaVerne departed this life July 24, 2018.
She was preceded in death by both parents, Robert and Emma Fields, her husband, Willie Mathis, Maurice (Amo) Downs, one daughter, Flora Butler, one son, Oscar Mathis, one brother, John Myers, and one sister, Cynthia Fields.
LaVerne was a lifelong Kansas and Kansas City resident. She was a member of The Whole House of Prayer. LaVerne was a hard-working employee for Owens and Corning, where she retired from. Later in life she worked as a Bus Driver. With God first in her life, she loved family, friends, sports and westerns.
LaVerne Jean (Mathis) Downs leaves to cherish her memories, three grandchildren: Monica Mathis, Melissa Butler, and Larry Butler; four great-grandchildren: Caleha Mathis, Cordell Burrell, Cerenity Mathis, C. Imah Greer; five brothers: Robert, Thomas, David, and Samuel Fields and Jerry Cook; two sisters, Charolette Nickens and Geneva Fields; two sisters-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Funeral Service for LaVerne Jean (Mathis) Downs will be held Monday, August 6, 12:00 a.m. at the Lawrence A. Jones and Sons Funeral Chapel, 1800 E. Linwood Blvd.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. at the Chapel.
Interment, 2:30, Leavenworth National Cemetery.