Adelaide Laverna Coots was born on October 8, 1931 to Eva May Castle and George Bryant at Strong City, Oklahoma. She passed away July 21, 2016 in Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 85.

Laverna lived in the area most of her life. She was an LPN for many years. She enjoyed sewing, fishing, raising grandkids, foster kids and adopting kids and gardening. Laverna married Jerry (Buddy) Coots on March 19, 1948 in Dumas, Texas and they made their home in Sweetwater, Oklahoma.

Laverna was preceded in death by both parents, three brothers and one sister.

Survivors include a daughter, Jerrye Sullens and her husband James of Commerce, Georgia; a son, Wendell Coots and wife Carolyn of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; son, Farrel (Pete) Coots and wife Robin of Hollis, Oklahoma; and daughter Patty Coots of Cheyenne, Oklahoma; a nephew she raised as a son of her own, Egar Bryant of Cheyenne, Oklahoma. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 11 greatgreat grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

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