Norman LaVerne (Verne) Loreth, 82 of Taylorville passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 9:45 a.m. at Taylorville Care Center in Taylorville. He was born March 31, 1933 in May Township in Rural Christian County, IL the Son of Louis and Marie (Basil) Loreth. He married Lucille Leaderbrand in 1955 and they later divorced. He worked as a laborer for Bill Hamell Concrete in Taylorville. He was a member of the Laborers Union and he was a United States Army Veteran serving during the Korean War. Mr. Loreth enjoyed vegetable gardening, fishing, raising farm animals and sitting outside with his dogs.
Surviving are his Daughters: Vickie (Jerry) Williams of Rochester; Kim (Patrick) McGriff of Murphysboro, IL; Grandchildren: Cori Sue Loreth, Morgan Loreth, Julie Cheu; Step-Grandchildren: Colt Ramos, Luke Ramos, Tyler McGriff, Rhese McGriff; Great-Grandchildren: Bryson, Ariah, Izick and Qwintyn; Sisters: Patricia Casey of Kincaid, IL; Wanda Shake of Taylorville, IL; Sister-in-Law: Denise Loreth of Rantoul, IL; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Son: Mark Loreth Brother: William Loreth, Brothers-in-Law: Bill Casey and Bill Shake and several aunts, uncles and Cousins.
Visitation will be held Sunday, February 21, 2016 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, February 22, 2016 at Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville. Inurnment will be in Fraley Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.
Memorials may be made to the Helping Paws Project C/O Carol Rodgers 2344 S. 6th St. Springfield, IL 62703
Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangments.