LaVerne J. Sweet

Strifflers Family Funeral Homes

Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | March 19, 2020

LaVerne J. Sweet, age 88, of White Oak, died March 18, 2020, at the home of her daughter, Becky. She was born in Pittsburgh on April 15, 1931 and is the daughter of the late John George and Anna D. Netrick Belschner. She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas R. Sweet, Sr., and husband Jerome Kieffer.

She was employed for many years as a cook at the former Viking Lounge and was a long-time member of the Pittsburgh Association of the Deaf.

LaVerne is survived by her daughters; Rebecca “Becky” (Don Natche) Roberts of North Huntingdon, Lorraine (Harry) Maurer of Elizabeth, and Monica (Walt) Strotman of Boardman Ohio, sons; Thomas R. Sweet of North Huntingdon, and Jerry Kieffer of Sandusky, Ohio, grandchildren Eric and Tyler Roberts, Tamie (Doug) Markland, Todd Turner, and Darris (Ian) Klasovsky, great grandchildren; Joshua, Faith, Mason, Brooke, Brennen, Emma, Blake, and Ries.

Family and friends will be gather at Strifflers of White Oak Cremation & Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177) on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.. Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 21, 2020 for the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Burial will follow. To share a memory or condolence, visit

Originally published March 19, 2020.

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