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Lorene Elmeda Werve

January 22, 1924 ~ February 19, 2018 (age 94)

Lorene Elmeda Werve, 94, of Decatur, Illinois, formerly of Mount Vernon, passed away at 2:43 P.M. Monday, February 19, 2018 at Evergreen Senior Living Center in Decatur, IL with her family by her side. She was born January 22, 1924 in Mt. Vernon, Illinois to William and Iva (Mundy) Hayes. She first married Jacob Downes then married Keith Werve who preceded her in death.

Lorene is survived by her son Tronnie Downes and wife Linda of Mt. Vernon; daughter, Trenda of Blue Mound, Illinois; brother, Clyde Hayes and wife Rozella of Bonnie; sister-in-law, Barbara Hayes of Earlville, Illinois; four grandchildren, David Schwartz and wife Sonjie, Heather Stafko and husband Chad, Lisa Lawyer and husband Doug and Jason Hull and wife, Denise; seven great-grandchildren; and also one great-great-granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; three brothers; Vernon, James Albert, and John Hayes; one infant sister; and son-in-law, Ron Hull.

Mrs. Werve worked as a Licensed Practical Nurse for various nursing homes throughout the Decatur area.  She served her Country in the Women's Air Corp during WWII.

A private family funeral service will be held.

For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Church of Christ Lads to Leaders Program and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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