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Laverne M. Southwick

April 5, 1927 — March 22, 2023


Laverne M. Southwick, 95, of Davidson went home to be with the Lord on March 22, 2023.

She was born April 5, 1927 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Raymond J. (Sr.) and Anna M. Zeman. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; sisters, Marie Curtis and Ruth Behling; and nephew, Brad Southwick.

Laverne enjoyed her career as an executive with Corning Associates in Cleveland, Ohio.

Surviving are her brothers, Raymond J. Zeman of Cornelius, NC and James J. Zeman, Sr. of Zellwood, Florida; nieces and nephews, Cheryl England, Robert Zeman, Jeff Zeman, Susan Quickle, Becky Ashley, Raymond Behling, James J. Zeman, Dick Curtis, Janet White, Judith Petraitis, Chris and Debbie Southwick, Randy Southwick, Judy Jonas, Barbara White, Candy Southwick, Terry Southwick, Linda Morse, Dawn Watts, John Southwick, and Sue Faras.

Arrangements for a graveside service in Madison, Ohio are being planned by Behm Funeral Home to be held in the summer of 2023.

Memorial contributions may be made in Laverne's memory to the Lake Norman Baptist Church, 357 Magnolia St., Davidson, NC 28036. Please indicate that your contribution is for the use of the Legacy Sunday School Class and in memory of Laverne Southwick so her family be made aware of your thoughtfulness and generosity.

Raymer-Kepner Funeral Home & Cremation Services is caring for the Southwick family. Condolences and memories may be shared at


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