Roberta Laverne Cheslock (nee Pearson) passed away peacefully on November 1, 2022. Laverne is survived by her two sons, Dennis (Lynn) Cheslock, and Bradley (Lori) Cheslock, both of Wadsworth, OH. She is also survived by her brother Robert Pearson of Michigan City, IN, sister-in-law Susan Brady of Dover, OH., 4 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Andrew Cheslock, in 2017.
Laverne was born on September 9, 1925 in Chicago, IL to Robert and Esther Pearson (nee Stevens). She graduated from Westville High School in 1945 and was the grand champion of the school spelling bee. Laverne and Andy began their journey together starting a family and moving several times throughout the years due to Andy’s career with Montgomery Wards. In 1964 they chose to return to Ohio and settled in Wadsworth, OH to raise their two sons. They purchased the Village Gift Shoppe in Norton, OH where Laverne and Andy owned and managed the business for nearly 20 years until their retirement. Laverne was very devoted to her family, took pride in being a homemaker, raising her sons and being a grandmother. She enjoyed managing their gift shop, and volunteering at Wadsworth Rittman Hospital as a pink lady in the gift shop for over 25 years. She loved to travel and enjoyed watching basketball. She was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church as well as the Altar & Rosary Society. Laverne always greeted everyone particularly her grandchildren with a sweet and warm smile.
Visitation will be held on Sunday November 6th from 3 – 6 PM at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home in Wadsworth, OH. A Christian mass will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus in Wadsworth, OH on Monday November 7 at 11 AM with visitation at 10 AM prior to services. Immediately following the church services, we will proceed to the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery for interment. A family and friends gathering will take place at the church hall at Sacred Heart of Jesus immediately after. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at The Inn at Coal Ridge and Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, for their loving care and devotion to our Mom. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Altar & Rosary Society at Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Wadsworth, OH or Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care in Uniontown, OH.