LaVerne’s obituary was in the Indianapolis Star of 7 September 1943:
NESMITH – La Verne, beloved wife of Harry C. Nesmith, mother of Harry C. Jr. and Robert U. Nesmith and sister of Mrs. Earl T. Hadley, Mrs. Karl S. Coghill and Carl B. Henderson, passed away Sunday afternoon, Sept. 5. Funeral services will be held at the Wald Funeral Home, Illinois at 17th st., Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 8, at 1:30 o’clock, and at the Edwin Ray Methodist Church, Laurel and Woodlawn ave., at 2 o’clock. Interment Crown Hill cemetery. Friends are welcome. Friends may call at the funeral home.