Laverne Pientok Carter passed away on April 20, 2018 at the age of 93. Laverne was born in North Prairie, Minnesota to John and Justina Pientok. She was married to Stanley Morton Carter for 59 years before he died in 2007. After living in Geneva, Switzerland for 10 years, Laverne settled in Wilmington, Delaware until she moved to Jenner’s Pond retirement community in West Grove, PA. Laverne enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking, painting and listening to music. She was a gracious hostess, who supported two young Dutch women, Hette DeLair and Mieke Hotterbeekx-Laudy, who called her “mum.” Laverne is survived by three daughters, Susan Taborek of Wilmington, Delaware, Mary Manno of Kailua, Hawaii and Carol Carter of Washington, DC. and a grandson Adam Glaser. Laverne you are always in our hearts. The family would like to give special thanks to Willow Tree Hospice and the staff at Jenner’s Pond. A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 28, at 3pm at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike Wilmington 19803. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Willow Tree Hospice, 616 E. Cypress St, Kennett Square, PA 19348. To send messages of condolence visit