Laverne McLaughlin Dotson Kellner

SALEM – Laverne McLaughlin Dotson Kellner, 82, formerly of Columbiana, passed away Monday morning, Nov. 18 at Salem Regional Medical Center.

Laverne was born on Feb. 7, 1937, in Salem, a daughter of Andrew and Edna (Horne) McLaughlin. A life-long resident of the area, she worked in housekeeping at Parkside Health Care Center in Columbiana, Go-Tag-Along Trailers in Washingtonville and also delivered the Morning Journal in Leetonia. Laverne attended Zion Hill Church of the Brethren and Leetonia Mennonite Church.

She is survived by a brother, Robert McLaughlin; one granddaughter; and advocate Jami Bates.

Laverne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles A. Kellner, who passed away Feb. 20, 1996; and a son, George Edward Dotson Jr.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 at Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home, 154 S. Elm St., Columbiana officiated by Pastor Phil Slabaugh.

The family will receive friends at 10 a.m., an hour before the services, at the funeral home.

The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana with the arrangements for their loved one.

Family and friends are invited to visit www.seederly-mongandbeck.com to sign the guestbook or send private condolences.