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Wednesday, June 4, 2003

LaVerne Hedge, 93, of Marion, Ind., died Monday, June 2, 2003, at 7:32 p.m. at Marion General Hospital.

She was born March 15, 1910 In Brazil to the late Amos and Iva Pearl Taylor Burch and lived most of her life in Marion.

She married Harvey C. Hedge on Nov. 19, 1927. He preceded her in death on Aug. 29, 2000.

She was a homemaker and assisted her husband with several businesses.

She was also preceded in death by her son, Edward Hedge; her brothers, Albert and Donald Burch; and her sisters, Helen, Violet Wesley, Dorothy Winchell and Lillian Hurst.

Survivors include one daughter, Joan Swain and husband Eugene of Marion; one son, Jerry D. Hedges and wife Linda of Valparaiso, Ind.; four grandchildren, Timothy Swain of Marion, Andrew Ruby Swain of Denver, Colo., Julie Collins and husband Jim of Valparaiso and Aaron Hedges and wife Becky of Griffith, Ind.; and five great-grandchildren, Shiva Swain and Liam Swain of Denver and Paige Collins, Bryce Collins and Madison Collins of Valparaiso.

Private graveside services will be held at Summit Lawn Cemetery, Brazil. Arrangements are being handled by Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion.