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Alverta Rose Haldiman, 102, of California, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010. She was born July 10, 1908, the daughter of William John and Adelia Margaret Heinen. On June 19, 1933, she married Paul Roy Haldiman, who preceded her in death on April 4, 1978. She was a 1926 graduate of California High School and received her teaching certificate from the Central Missouri Teachers College. Alverta was a faithful member of the Annunciation Catholic Church in California, where she enjoyed being a member of the Ladies Alter Sodality and enjoyed many years of quilting and volunteering her time for church dinners and events. She was a teacher at the Harlan Country School and the Annunciation Catholic School, and worked for many years at Goff's Supermarket in California. Alverta enjoyed gardening and in later years grew many beautiful flowers and tomatoes outside her apartment at the California Senior Housing. Alverta enjoyed taking care of her family. She was a kind, compassionate, and amazing lady with a gift of making everyone who knew her feel special. Alverta was very proud of her family and is survived by a son: Jack Haldiman, Cottonwood Ariz.; two daughters: Dwena Lehman Kueffer, California, and Madelyn (Ron) Kyle, Willard; daughter-in-law: Doris (Loyd) Fulks, California; 10 grandchildren: David (Marcia) Haldiman, whom she raised, Steve (Debbie) Lehman, Dennis Lehman, Kenny (Jennifer) Lehman, Bob (Michelle) Lehman, all of California; Lynn (Dave) Barrett, Lee's Summit; Jeff Kyle, Raymore; Jim (Stephanie) Kyle, Galena; Karla (Andrew) Rues, Pleasant Hope; and Denise (Chad) Larson, Arcadia, Wis.; 18 great- grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by one son, Dennis Roy Haldiman (June 9, 1984); three grandchildren, Jacqueline Haldiman, Jack Earl Haldiman, and Dala Suzanne Haldiman; her sisters, Helen Imhoff and Gladys Strickfaden; brothers, William Vincent and Henry Heinen; and her parents. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 31, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. at Annunciation Catholic Church in California. Inurnment will be at Annunciation Catholic Cemetery. Officiating will be Father Fred Elskamp. Visitation will also be held on Friday, December 31, 2010, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested to Annunciation Catholic Church, 404 W. Patrick Street, California, MO 65018. Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services, California.
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