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01/26/12 - NNHS Newsletter -
Lavern Simmers Schrader Harty

Lelah Lavern Simmers Schrader Harty
(05 Aug 1928 - 24 Jan 2012)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   I am grieved to bring you still more sad news this Thursday.         Lavern Simmers Schrader Harty, stepmother of       my husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC, passed away at her home in Advance, Missouri at 10:49 PM on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 at the age of 83. She was the mother of six children, four of whom survive, and stepmother of nine children, eight surviving.  She will be sadly missed by all.

   She was most recently preceded in death by her second husband,       Paul Harty, Sr. (09 Mar 1922 - 18 Nov 1998), her stepson,     Jack Harty, Bardolph High School (Illinois) Class of 1966 (03 Apr 1948 - 01 Jan 2011), and her stepson-in-law,    Olin McGuire, Winchester (Illinois) High School Class of 1968 (07 Oct 1950 - 07 Dec 2009).

From the Southeast Missourian - 01/26/12: 

                 Lelah Lavern Schrader Harty




ADVANCE, Mo. -- Lelah Lavern Schrader Harty, 83, of Advance passed away Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2012, at her home.

She was born Aug. 5, 1928, at Zalma, Mo., daughter of Vernie Simmers and Ella Grace Limbaugh. Lavern and August Zelophehad ("Sonny") Schrader were married June 2, 1948, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death June 11, 1977. She married Paul Hampton Harty, Sr. on Dec. 10, 1977, at Bloomfield, Mo. He preceded her in death Nov. 18, 1998.


December 10, 1977
Bloomfield, MO 
November 1993 March 18, 2011
Advance, MO 



Lavern retired as a technician at Superior Electric. She was a member of Zalma General Baptist Church.

Survivors include four sons, Randy (Linda) Schrader of Advance, Mike (Vickie) Schrader of Zalma, Stan (Angela) Schrader of Puxico, Mo., and Jeff (Lissa) Schrader of Sturdivant, Mo.; three stepsons, Paul (Carol) Harty Jr. of Fayetteville, N.C., Gordon (Pam) Harty of St. Peters, Mo., and Gary (Kathleen) Harty of Easton, Pa.; five stepdaughters, Elieen (Gary) Lafary of Bushnell, Ill., Phyllis McGuire of Winchester, Ill., Paulette (Lyle) Johnston of Prescott Valley, Ariz., Mary (Ron) Holdiness of Jackson, and Ramona Harty of Cape Girardeau; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 28 stepgrandchildren; 34 great-stepgrandchildren; two great-great-stepgrandchildren; and a sister, Geraldine Evans of Bloomfield.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; a daughter, Valerie Mayberry; a son, David Schrader; a stepson, Jack Harty; a brother, Fred Simmers; a daughter-in-law, Rose Schrader, and a stepson-in-law, Olin McGuire.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Morgan Funeral Chapel in Advance.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the chapel, with the Rev. Keith Price officiating. Burial will be in Morgan Memorial Park.

Published in the Southeast Missourian on January 26, 2012.
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December 10, 1977
Bloomfield, MO 
November 1993  
Paul and Lavern Paul and Lavern  

   Our sincerest condolences are extended to Lavern's large family and their many friends.

  From Gary Harty (Jackson HS, MO - '73) of PA - 01/27/12, 8:50 AM - "      Lavern":

Hi Carol,

... Lavern needs not suffer any more. She was a great lady. I knew when we were out there, she wasn't long for this world. I am glad she passed quickly and hopefully not in pain, like
    Jack (Harty - Bardolph High School - IL - '66) (03 Apr 1948 - 01 Jan 2011) was.

The Best to all of you.


   Thank you, Gary. We're all so grateful that you and Kathleen were able to visit with her so recently. Again, my deepest sympathies to you at this time.

    From the President of the Class of 1965, Joe Wingo of NC - 01/27/12, 3:44 PM - "Your Loss":

Carol and Paul,

Please accept my sincere condolences. The loss of a loved one is always difficult but our Lord sustains us in all our sorrow.

I know you will draw comfort from each other and from your faith.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless.


   Thank you so very much, Joe!  Paul and I both really appreciate your thoughtfulness.

From Paul's Cousin's Wife, Kay Davis Wren of MI - 01/27/12, 4:13 PM - "Memorial Newsletter":

The family grapevine is not working well! We had no idea that     Jack had died! Sorry for your losses!

   YIKES! I'm so sorry, Kay!  We were so numb last year when that happened I don't think any of us knew what we were doing, but it's unconscionable that y'all had not heard sometime since then!  We'll try to do better.  Thank you for writing.  

      From Wayne Stokes ('65) of VA - 01/27/12, 4:18 PM - "Sad Report":

I send my sincere condolences to Paul, and you, on the passing of his stepmother. I was raised by a stepfather < and my mother> that I still hold in the highest regard.
It is my wish that the sadness of such a loss will soon pass and be replaced with fond memories.
Take Care,

   Thank you so much for your kind words, Wayne!  While Lavern didn't raise Paul, she's been a close member of our family since 1977, and we both feel that loss.  

From Paul's Distant Cousin, Patricia of CA to       My Husband, Paul Harty (Bardolph HS, IL - '61) of NC- 01/29/13, 1:47 AM - "Sorry for your losses":

Hi Paul,

I was looking in my Spam for something I thought I had deleted and I found the Email with your wife's name/Email address.  It was a beautiful tribute to both your step-mother and I believe, your brother.  I am sorry for both your losses and hope you and your family are able to find comfort in the good memories.  I don't know how people make it without the belief in a better place.

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family,

Thanks, Patricia.  I agree with you and I am glad that you got to see       Carol's (Buckley Harty - '65 - of NC) tribute to      Lavern.  She was a good woman who definitely believed in Heavenly Father.  My brother     Jack died on the 1st of January of last year.  Both died of cancer, and it was hard to understand why they had to die that way, as they were both very good people and lived good lives while serving others.  But in the final analysis, they lived good lives even while dying in that they never questioned nor lost their faith. That is a testimony of how serious they were about their belief in life hereafter.

   Thank you, Patricia - and Paul.  

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 01/29/12, 7:44 PM - "Sorrow":

Dear Carol and Paul,

I was so sorry to read of the passing of your

Y'all are in my prayers for peace in your hearts and an easy pace in His foot steps.

Your friend,
Linda May '66

   Thank you so much, Linda May! I have been struggling with her loss far more than I expected. Her swift passing was clearly a blessing, as from all reports, heavy sedation was obviously not sufficient to relieve her pain entirely - and no one deserves that, and certainly not Lavern. Yet I found myself sinking into an unexpected mourning from which I did not seem to be able to extricate myself. I was really worrying about how I would be able to disguise it today and go on as though nothing were weighing so heavily on my heart. This afternoon when I walked into church, that cloud of doom was lifted and replaced with a feeling of joy, for which I was most grateful. As you know, I lead the congregational singing. After the service, several people stopped me to thank me for my smiling face and happy spirit as we sang. God does indeed move in mysterious ways!

    From Linda May Bond Crayton ('66) of VA - 01/30/12, 11:18 AM - "Sorrow":


I am so glad for you!  Giving over our pain and sorrow to Him is often a burden in itself, but in doing so you have led the way for others who may be at a crossroad themselves. God Bless. I love you.

Linda May '66

   See, that's the interesting thing; despite my efforts - which I'm sure I am somehow blocking myself - I have never been able to master the art of relinquishing my troubles.  I usually even forget to ask.  I didn't ask this time either.  I simply crossed the threshold into the chapel, and felt them lift right off my shoulders, and I knew He did it because He knows me so well and loves me anyway.

   Thanks again, Linda May - I love you, too! 

       From My Daughter, Adrienne Harty (Hillsboro HS, IL / American School, IL) of NC - currently serving an eighteen-month mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Seattle, Washington - 01/30/12, 3:37 PM:

... I found out about       Lavern the day before Zone Conference.  At first I was overcome with emotion and to be honest, if I start thinking about it I'll begin to cry again.  I just feel so bad that I never had a religious discussion with her - I didn't hear her testimony of the Savior and she didn't hear mine.  I still feel that way, but I'm glad that she is not suffering now.  There is a scripture in Revelation... I can't remember the reference, sorry.  It basically states that God will wipe away the tears from their faces - referring to those who have passed on and are now in His presence.  I know that He is there to comfort her and that she is being taught the Gospel by loved ones and that she is no more in pain. 

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

- Revelation 21:4

The other scripture reference that I want to refer y'all to is in D&C 121:7-9.  I usually only quote 7 and 8, but last night I used 9 and it was powerful. 

7 My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment;

8 And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes.

Thy friends do stand by thee, and they shall hail thee again with warm hearts and friendly hands.

- Doctrine & Covenants Section 121:79

Please read them as they give a great deal of comfort to me, and knowledge that while this is small, we must live it to the best of our capabilities.  Any pain or suffering that we have here is not only insignificant to the pain that He endured in Gethsemane and on the cross, but He is always there to soothe those pains if we rely on Him and keep the commandments (and, of course, the covenants that we have made).
I love all of you and do pray for you daily.  Please be safe and mindful of the things your Father has placed in your path.
Love, Sister Harty

   WOW. Thanks so much, Sister Adrienne. In one of Life's many non-coincidences, I read both those scriptures this week myself - although I did miss that ninth verse, and it is a great one; thank you for sharing it.

         From My Oldest Grandson, Andrew Harty (Collinsville HS, IL - '10) of IL - currently serving a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Germany - 02/06/12, 5:11 AM:

I am sorry to hear about       Lavern, but it is great that You could be cheerful on Sunday, and sing with Joy...

Elder Andrew Harty

   Thank you, Elder Andrew - love you, too!

   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!  We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder

Lyrics and Music by James Milton Black (19 Aug 1856 - 21 Dec 1938), 1893

1. When the trumpet of the Lord shall sound and time shall be no more
And the morning breaks eternal, bright and fair
When the saved of earth shall gather over on the other shore
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there!

2. On that bright and cloudless morning when the dead in Christ shall rise
And the glory of His resurrection share
When His chosen ones shall gather to their home beyond the skies
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there!

3. Let us labor for the Master from the dawn till setting sun,
Let us talk of all His wondrous love and care;
Then when all of life is over, and our work on earth is done
And the roll is called up yonder, I'll be there!

When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder,
When the roll, is called up yonder
When the roll is called up yonder I'll be there!

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