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People's Baptist Church
Friday May 21st, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am

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People's Baptist Church
Friday May 21st, 2021

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LaVerna E. Adams

LaVerna E. (Chaffee) Adams, 89, of Newfield passed away peacefully on February 13, 2021.

She was born on November 22, 1931 in Newfield, the first daughter of Maynard and Vivian (Wright) Chaffee.  She was the oldest of seven children.

LaVerna was the beloved wife of John E. Adams, who died December 27, 2014.  She is survived by her four children, Richard Scott and his wife Widi of Newfield, NY; Mike and his wife Robin of Lansing, NY; John and his wife Angela of Ithaca, NY; and Kim and her husband Chris Stamberger of Interlaken, NY.  She also leaves six cherished grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

LaVerna “Verna” loved children and was a surrogate mother to hundreds during the time she worked at Newfield Central school.  She worked in the nursery school, after school program and bus aid.  She thoroughly enjoyed caring for children, watching them grow up and then being entrusted with the care of their children.  She was a cherished member of the community.

LaVerna and John were active members of Peoples Baptist Church in Newfield, NY and participated in many activities and never missed a fellowship opportunity.

Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021, at People’s Baptist Church, 364 Main Street, Newfield, NY 14867.  A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. at the church.

LaVerna’s family sends a special thank you to Hospicare & Palliative Care Services in Ithaca, NY for their kindness and assistance during this difficult time.  Contributions in LaVerna’s memory can be made to Hospicare & Palliative Care Services at https://www.hospicare.org/donate/.

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Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to the family during this difficult time. Laverna was such a sweet, sweet soul. Everyone at PBC just loved her! I am so sorry for your loss. She will be sorely missed. Audrey Hoffman

Audrey Hoffman Feb 24 2021 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies in the loss of your mom, grandmother and great grandmother; LaVerna.I have many wonderful memories of LaVerna as I worked at NCS for 34 years and my sons loved spending time with LaVerna in the childcare program.Imagine my delight in reconnecting with LaVerna a couple years ago when I saw she was residing in the same place as my mother in law.LaVerna's smile and warmth touched many childrens' lives including my boys.I send love and prayers to all her family along with my thanks for the fun , special care and friendship LaVerna gave to our family.
Kath Millier and family

Kathy Millier Feb 16 2021 12:00 AM