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Laverne Lucille Shepley, 84

Laverne Lucille Shepley, 84, of Woodstock, passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021.

She was born March 4, 1936, in Chicago, the daughter of the late Theodore W. and Erna M. (née Limberger) Mannheim.

Laverne was the loving mother of Darwin (Robbin) Shepley Jr. of Woodstock, Wendy Heaven of Crystal, Minn., Denise Evans of Lee, Mass., Hope (Joel) Amettis of Wonder Lake, Heather Tate of Oakfield, Tenn; and daughter-in-law, Regan Shepley of Crystal Lake; beloved nana to Jennifer Sheran, Laura Lindberg, Douglas Evans, Nathan Amettis, Stephen Shepley, Carly Amettis, Mark Evans, Amanda Amettis, Pamela Heaven, Desi Coen, Emily Torres, Zachary Amettis, Madison Shepley, Chase Shepley, Liberty Tate; cherished great-grandmother of 24 and one on the way; loving sister of Jill Wonsil; beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews; and former spouse of Darwin (Jan) Shepley of Montgomery, Ill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Nancy Mannheim; grandson, Julian Tate; son-in-law, Mark Evans; and son, Aaron Shepley.

Laverne loved working on her crafts–knitting, crocheting, creating beautiful needlepoint pictures, and making blankets, hats, and scarves for her family and friends. She was also a plant whisperer – anyone with questions about plants consulted Laverne. She loved the Northwoods of Wisconsin. Most of all, Laverne’s family and extended family were very important to her throughout her entire life. 

A private memorial service will be held for her family.

Donations may be made in Laverne’s memory to the American Heart Association at; JourneyCare Hospice, 405 Lake Zurich Road, Barrington, IL 60010; Helping Paws Animal Shelter, 2500 Harding Lane, Woodstock, IL 60098; or to the charity of one’s choice.

For online condolences visit or call 815-459-3411 for information.

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