Laverne Teston Drews
Submitted by Edgar on Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:03am
Laverne Teston Drews, of Brownwood, formerly of San Saba, went to be with her Lord and Savior on May 5, 2014. Laverne was born July 8, 1929, near Ralls, TX, to Elbert Boyd and Willie Katherine Teston. The family moved to Zephyr, TX in 1933, where Laverne graduated from high school in 1947. Laverne graduated from Howard Payne College in 1951 with a degree in Elementary Education. She then began her lifetime career of teaching children, which she found much joy in. Laverne also had a great love of art and archeology. She taught painting lessons to children and adults both and received much joy as she instilled in them the love for art. Laverne was fascinated with archeology and was a member of the Texas Archeology Society. She always looked forward to attending “the digs” held each summer in Texas, and rarely missed a summer since joining in 1979, until her health wouldn’t allow her to go anymore. Laverne loved to read, she did not like talking on the telephone. Laverne Teston married Kenneth Drews on Easter Sunday, April 13, 1952, in Harlingen, TX. Together they raised 3 children, Robert, David, and Barbara. They lived in Weslaco, TX until 1971 when the Lord brought them to San Saba, TX. San Saba became their new home and a place they loved very much. They attended First Baptist Church and considered the church and its members their extended family. Over the years Laverne helped with Vacation Bible School, went on mission trips, and taught Sunday School while a member there.Laverne is survived by her 2 sons, Robert Drews and his wife, Cynthia, of Springtown, David Drews and his wife, Consuelo, of McAllen, and one daughter, Barbara Drews, of Brownwood. One sister, Yreva Nelson and her husband, Darrell, and a brother, Kyle Teston and his wife, Lynne. Laverne also has 4 grandchildren, 6 step-grand children, 2 great grand daughters, and many nieces and nephews, all whom she loved very much. Lavern is preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Drews, her parents, Elbert Boyd Teston and Willie Katherine Teston, her sister, Juanice Horton, and a baby brother, Elbert Arnold Teston, as well as extended family members. She will be greatly missed by all. We love you, Mom! Visitation will be Wednesday, May 7, from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Heritage Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held Thursday, May 8, at 11:00 a.m. at Neal Cemetery in Spring Creek. The family requests memorials to be made to San Saba County E.M.S.
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