Laura Belle H. Raven, Formerly Of Valhalla, Dedicated Church Volunteer

Laura Belle (L.B.) Raven, 96, formerly of Valhalla, died on Aug. 4. She was the wife of the late Albert Raven.

<p>Laura Belle Raven.</p>

Laura Belle Raven.

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L.B. was born on Dec. 24, 1922 in White Plains, a daughter of Hazel and Harry Havery. She lived and worked in White Plains until her marriage to Albert Raven in 1946. They settled in Valhalla and raised two daughters, Susan and Patti. L.B. worked for the Valhalla United Methodist Church and the Byram Hills School District.

The family were members of the Valhalla United Methodist Church and enjoyed the activities and friendships made there. L.B. especially enjoyed weekly trips to help out at the Food Bank and setting up for the coffee hour after church every Sunday.

L.B. also participated in school activities as a class mother, PTA member and Girl Scout Troop Leader. She enjoyed sewing and needlework and loved to spend summer vacations at the shore in Madison, CT.

Laura Belle is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Richard Pierson of Cuyahoga Falls, OH, her daughter and son-in-law Patti and Lauren Keiser of Woodbury, CT, her grandson Matthew Keiser of Oakville, CT, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers and a sister.

A memorial service will take place on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. at the Valhalla United Methodist Church at 200 Columbus Avenue in Valhalla. Memorial gifts may be sent to the church.

The family would like to thank Maplewood Assisted Living in Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Harbor Light Hospice for their outstanding and compassionate care. 

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