She was preceded in death by her parents, Brodie and Mildred Boruff of Friendsville.
She leaves behind to cherish her memory her loving husband of 40 years, Tony James, who was so lovingly dedicated to caring for her during these last years; three sons: Bryan Lynn Cooper, Brett Lee Cooper and Dennis L. Cooper, all of Maryville; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and her sisters and brothers-in-law: Fay and Ralph Payne and Bea and Don Potter, of Maryville.
At her request she will be cremated.
There will be no public visitation or service at this time.
However, you are encouraged to share a memory of Laverne and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guest book at www.companionfunerals.com.
Companion Funeral & Cremation Service and the Cody family are honored to assist the James family with these arrangements.