LaVerne Elaine Redenbaugh, age 77, of McKeesport, formerly of Port Vue, died June 11, 2017, at John J. Kane Regional Medical Center. Born September 8, 1939, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Harry Howard and Dorothy Marie (Bedell) Serena and the wife of the late Charles Orvel Redenbaugh. LaVerne worked as a pre-school teacher for over 15 years. She truly dedicated her life to caring for all children. In her early years, she was a Girl Scout and a Cub Scout Leader, where she especially enjoyed the camping trips with the children. She was a member of the former Riverview Baptist Church, where she was also the Sunday School Director. LaVerne was also on her Highschool Reunion Committee.
She is survived by her children, Charles Allen (Kim) Redenbaugh of Monroeville, Terry Lee (Tabitha) Redenbaugh of Rostraver, Debbie Allene (Jeffrey) Brewer of Elizabeth and Shonna Lynne (David) Michaliszyn of Elizabeth Twp.; 11 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother, Harry Howard (Philomena) Serena, III of Niles, OH; step-brother, Allen Ray Helmick of Littleton, CO; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, LaVerne was also preceded in death by her step-mother, Allene Johnson Helmick Serena.
Family and friends will be received at Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at 10 a.m., in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow in Mt. Vernon Cemetery.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the family.
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Originally published June 11, 2017.