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Posted on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Funeral Services for Latricia Gail Lavy, of Elsberry, were held Wednesday, Oct. 23 at Carter-Ricks Funeral Home in Elsberry.  The Rev. Bob Hutsell, pastor of the Praying Hands Church in Louisiana, officiated with burial in the Elsberry City Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Don Elston, Kenny Lavy, Jess Lavy, Julie Kerpash, Lloyd Farmer and Bob Kelly.
Mrs. Lavy, 69, passed away Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 at the Elsberry Health Care Center.
Born June 10, 1944 in Elsberry, she was the daughter of Edward E. and Frances Edna Stickelman Kerpash.  She was a 1963 graduate of Elsberry High School.  She was united in marriage on June 29, 1963 in Elsberry to Lewis Francis Lavy.  This union was blessed with two children: Jess Edward and Lisa Mae.
She was employed for a number of months at the Wal-Mart in Troy.
Mrs. Lavy was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Edna Kerpash; two brothers: Norman Fines and Edward Alan Kerpash; and her beloved husband of almost 50 years, Lewis Lavy, who died May 25, 2013.
Survivors include one son, Jesse Lavy and his wife, Robbin, of Elsberry; one daughter, Lisa Farmer and her husband, Lloyd, of Tampa, Fla.; four grandchildren:    Christina Ann Elston and her husband, Don, Jesse James Lavy, Kenneth Gregory Lavy, and Tiffany Amber Farmer; and three great-grandchildren.  She also leaves several in-laws, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
Memorials may be made to the Family of Latricia Gail Lavy in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home, 107 South Fifth Street, Elsberry, Mo. 63343.  Online condolences may be made at