LaVerna Eileen Bang was born September 28, 1925 in Sidney, Ohio to Edgar Ferris & Bessie Emeline (McKissack) Clayton. She married Paul Harold Bang on October 4, 1946. They lived on a farm near Gettysburg for 26 years; they then moved to a farm near Kingdom City, MO in 1973 and returned to Ohio in 1998 to reside in Brookville. LaVerna was a homemaker, and mother supplemented the family income as a seamstress; she attended classes in Dayton where she learned to make form fitting patterns for her clients and family; included in her creations were prom dresses, wedding dresses, and men’s suits. She worked as a secretary at the Petersime Factory in Gettysburg, OH and at the Darke County Welfare Office in Greenville. During her stay in MO she worked for the State of Missouri and for Union Electric. LaVerna loved to cook, knit, crochet, and sing and served as song leader and choir member at the Oakland Church of the Brethren and played the organ at the Presbyterian Church in Williamsburg, MO. In her later years she became a member of the Tipp City Church of Christ where she was worshipping with her son, Tim and his family. As a resident of Brookhaven Nursing Home, she led singing at the weekly church services. Survivors include children, Brenda Lou Scheperle (Gary) of Jamestown, MO, Timothy Scott Bang (Dianna) of Gettysburg, OH, Susan Elizabeth Baumgardner (Denny) of Dayton, OH and Jeffery Joe Bang (Susan) of Brookville, OH; 16 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her parents; husband, Paul Bang; two brothers, Marlan Clayton and Paul Clayton; son, Samuel Alan Bang; two daughters-in-law, Rebecca (Minnich) Bang and Jane (Petersime) Bang; two great-grandchildren, Nathan Samuel Bang and John Paul Scheperle. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday at the Stocker-Fraley Funeral Home, Bradford. Interment Gettysburg Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 10:00 AM Saturday until time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of Dayton. Condolences may be left for the family at www.stockerfraley.com.