Elvie “Laverne” York, 85, formerly of West Nashville, passed away in Murfreesboro, TN on Saturday, November 11, 2023. She was born in Hartsville, TN, on July 11, 1938, to the late Robert and Louise McGee Conatser. She lived the majority of her life in West Nashville. She was married to her husband, William E. York, Sr., for 64½ years before his passing in 2020. In her earlier years, Laverne was self-taught and worked in bookkeeping and at the post office. She was a gifted seamstress and cook. Laverne was a loving homemaker and caregiver who was known for loving others well. She and her husband raised their five children and made sure that they were always fed, clothed, loved, and cared for. Laverne loved her church and fellowshipping with her fellow Believers. She was of the Church of Christ faith and attended many congregations over the years including James Avenue, River Road, and most recently, New Hope in Readyville. Laverne was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
In addition to her parents, Laverne was preceded in death by her husband, William E. York, Sr., sisters, Palma Charline Conatser and Sammy Lois Worthington; son-in-law, John Micheal Curran II; and grandson, John Micheal Curran III.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving children, William E York II (Wanda), Pamela Ann Stephens, Donna Sheryl Curran, David Blaine York, and Darrell Wayne York; seven grandchildren, William York III, Robert K York, Melondy Day (Bubba), Kristian Gregory (Kyle), James Matthew Curran, Nicole Leyhew (Nick), and D. W. York (Tabitha); four great-grandchildren, Diana Day Early (Ethan), Kase Gregory, Jasper Leyhew, and Thatcher Leyhew.
The family will receive friends from 4:00PM until 7:00PM on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at West Harpeth Funeral Home located at 6962 Charlotte Pike in Nashville. Additional visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 15, 2023, from 9:00AM until 11:00AM. A Celebration of Laverne’s Life will begin at 11:00AM on Wednesday in the Chapel at West Harpeth with Minister Paul Darety officiating. Following the Service, Laverne, will be laid to rest in the Harpeth Hills Memory Gardens.