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Lois LaVerne Yocham

May 16, 1940 — March 1, 2024


Lois “LaVerne” Yocham went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, March 1st, 2024 at the age of 83. LaVerne was born May 16, 1940 to Kerney and Hazel (Strain) Kirkwood in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. 

LaVerne’s greatest joy was spending time with her family, and especially looked forward, year after year to holiday family gatherings, where she welcomed not only family but extended family & friends as well. 

In her early adult years, she worked for Liberty glass factory in Sapulpa, OK. In 1979, she, along with her husband Earl and their 3 boys, moved to Jay, OK and ran a dairy farm. In 1994, they left the farm life, moved into town and owned/operated Yocham’s Corner, where they sold antiques and resale goods. 

LaVerne was the matriarch, always a bold example of hard work, good advice, fairness, and love of family. 

LaVerne is preceded in death by her parents, Kerney and Hazel Kirkwood; siblings, Clifford Kirkwood, Virginia Kirkwood, Geraldine Kirkwood, Gerald Kirkwood, Homer Herald Kirkwood, Cecil Kirkwood, and Lahoma “Kay” Kirkwood Branum; her husband, Earl Yocham; daughter Teresa Yocham, and son, Duane Yocham. 

She is survived by two sons, Barry (Sandi) Yocham of Siloam Springs, AR; Steven “Pappy” (Shelley) Yocham of Jay, OK; and daughter in law, Shela Yocham of Jay, OK. Grandchildren; Marty On-The-Hill, Matthew Yocham, Hailey Beamer, Kelby Yocham, Kanen Craig, Kadi Ryan, Kyle Yocham, Kelsy Barrett, Denisha Woodcock, and Mindy Yocham; and 18 great-grand grandchildren.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

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