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Kearney John LaVergne

Kearney John LaVergne, 86, of Groves, Texas passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.
Kearney was born October 7, 1928 in Morris, Louisiana to Forest LaVergne and Maline Terro LaVergne. He was a resident of Groves for 60 years and member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Kearney retired after 35 years of service with various shipyards as a shipfitter. He was also a U.S. Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Neomie LaVergne of Groves; two daughters, Rebecca Balsamo and husband Randy P. Balsamo of Fannett, TX, Ramona Prate and husband Dan Prate of Willis, TX; two sons, Terry LaVergne and wife LeRae LaVergne of Groves, TX, Eric LaVergne and wife Jackie LaVergne of Port Neches, TX; one sister, Audrey Matte of The Woodlands, TX; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and three step-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m., Friday, August 21, 2015 at Levingston Funeral Home with Reverend J. C. Coon officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
A visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday evening from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. with a 6:00 p.m. Rosary at the funeral home.