LaVerna M. Herl, 84, Hays, died Monday, Dec. 8, 2014, at Hays Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 8, 1930, in rural Liebenthal to Phillip and Wilhelmina (Schuckman) Dreher.

She married Robert L. Herl on April 19, 1950, in Liebenthal. He preceded her in death Oct. 12, 2011. She was a homemaker.

She was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Munjor, and attended St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays. She was a lifetime Ladies Eagle's Auxiliary member. She enjoyed shopping, bingo, cooking and baking for her family.

Survivors include three sons, Kenneth Herl and wife, Cathy, Stratton, Mo., and Darrell Herl and wife, Kim, and Robert D. Herl and wife, Ellie, all of Hays; two sisters, Juliana Unrein, Hays, and Betty Hill, Hutchinson; seven grandchildren, Shelly Dreher and husband, Ryan, Amy Bell and husband, Marty, Kyle Herl and wife, Nichole, Justin Herl and wife, Jade, Abby Michl and husband, Nate, Emily Washburn and husband, Dustin, and Anna Herl; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Ernest L. Herl; and two brothers, Leon and Ralph Dreher.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Munjor; burial in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Friday, both at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel, 2509 Vine, Hays, KS 67601.

A parish vigil service will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to LaVerna M. Herl Memorial Fund.

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