LaVern Pilbeam
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Obituary of LaVern Pilbeam

LaVern Pilbeam, age 85, of Morenci, passed away on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio in Perrysburg.  He was born on March 4, 1935 in Ridgeway     to Russell and Arda (Holmes) Pilbeam.   He married Eleanor K. Hart in Angola, IN, on October 29, 1955, and she preceded him in death on January 1, 2006.

LaVern was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Morenci. He enjoyed going to the Senior Center, his “Office” at McDonald’s on Wednesday and Sundays, playing pool, fishing, and camping.

Left to cherish LaVern’s memory are his daughters, Kathy (Roy) Henricks and Joy (Rick) Grandowicz; a son, Mark (Tracy) Pilbeam; 10 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to his wife, Eleanor, he was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Russell, Mervin, “Stub”, and Gerald Pilbeam; two sisters, Emily Turner and Marvel Oglesbee; and his faithful fur baby, Buddy who passed away one day before LaVern’s passing. 

Due to the nationwide pandemic, and the safety of their family and friends, all services for LaVern will be private.  The family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date.  Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. 

Memorial contributions in honor of LaVern can be made to the Morenci Senior Center. Friends can share memories and words of comfort with the family online at www.eaglefuneralhomes.com or www.andersonfuneralservices.com