Ethel Laverne King
Ethel Laverne (Vincent) King, 97, died peacefully on January 16, 2021 at Melbourne Terrace Rehabilitation Center, Melbourne, FL.
She was born June 6, 1923 in Campbell, MO, the daughter of Vernie Sylvester and Edith Belle Vincent. Laverne graduated from Campbell HS and achieved a teaching certificate from Cape Girardeau College. She taught elementary school for one year, and then met Robert “Bob” Greis while working at the Malden, MO Army Air Force Base. They married October 10, 1944. After WW II Bob and Laverne moved to Flint, MI. They divorced in 1946, but both stayed in Flint and had careers at General Motors Corporation. Laverne retired from A. C. Spark Plug, division of GMC.
What Is a Mom?
A Mom is your best friend,
she’s the one who believes in you,
who wants the best for you,
who understands you,
and most of all,
who loves you.
Laverne was predeceased by a brother, Morris Vincent. Surviving is her son, Gary Greis, Melbourne, FL, sister-in-law Jean Vincent, niece Michele Bonfield and her husband Tom, nephew Mark Vincent, Mt. Pleasant, MI. And niece Kristi Anson and her husband Tim, great-nephew Brian and great-niece Kaelyn, Oakton, VA.
There will be a remembrance testimonial later in 2021. Those who wish to remember Laverne; please send a card and/or letter to her son, Gary Greis, 2288 Lakes of Melbourne Drive, Melbourne, FL 32904. She would love to be remembered as the vibrant woman she was, but please, no flowers or gifts.
In the garden of life,
a Mother is the most
beautiful flower of all.