Laverne Wilhelmina (Hink) GruberAugust 31st, 2021
Laverne Wilhelmina (Hink) Gruber, 94, of New Bloomfield, Missouri, formerly of Lexington, Missouri, passed away on August 17, 2021. Laverne was born on June 16, 1927, in Corder, Missouri to Ernest Henry Hink and Adela Katherine Caroline (Schmidt) Hink. She was the valedictorian of the Alma High School class of 1945. On May 27, 1955, she was united in marriage to William (Bill) Louis Gruber, Jr. Laverne worked for MFA and Dunbrooke Shirt Company. She spent most of her career as a farm wife, and a care-giver for many family and loved ones. In her later years, she enjoyed mowing grass and maintaining her home and yard. Laverne was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Lexington. Laverne is survived by her sister, Delsine Fuehring of Higginsville, Missouri; daughter, Barbara Canfield (Chuck) of Lebanon, Missouri; sons, David Gruber (Karen) of New Bloomfield, Missouri, Kenneth Gruber (Colleen) of Bolckow, Missouri, and Wendell Gruber (Cheryl) of Holt, Missouri; grandchildren, Andrew Gruber, Sarah Gruber (Chris Marshall), Trevor Gruber (Amanda), Brynna Solmonson (Shaun), Jennifer Berhorst (Andrew); and great-granddaughter, Brooklynn Berhorst. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill; her brother, Melvin Hink; sister, Luella Mehrhoff and a stillborn brother. Visitation was Sunday, August 22, 2021, from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Church of Christ, Lexington. A funeral service was also held on Sunday at the church at 2:00 p.m. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lexington. Memorials may be made to Trinity United Church of Christ or the American Heart Association. Memories and condolences may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Walker-Nadler-Fuller Funeral Home, 1720 South Street, Lexington, MO 64067, 660-259-2245.