Verda Mae Havens of Baxter Spirngs, Kan., died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at St. John's Medical Center in Joplin, Mo., after an illness. She was 84.

She was born Nov. 1, 1923, in Treece, Kan., to Ernest L. and Rose (Gilbert) Kirk. She lived in Picher and Treece before moving to Baxter Springs.

Mrs. Havens was a homemaker and attended Bethel Church in Picher.

Survivors include two daughters, Rosetta Joann Smith of Reno, Nev., and Judy Diane Taylor of Baxter Springs; one son, Larry Eugene havens Sr. of Mound Valley, Kan.; one brother, Ernest Eugene Kirk of Osborn, Idaho; six grandchildren, several great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Picher. The family will receive friends from 4 to 5 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Interment will be in Green Lawn Cemetery northwest of Treece.