July 02, 2024

PARSONS, Kan.- Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the Carson-Wall Funeral Home in Parsons for Lavera (Seibert) De Sousa, 76, Parsons, who died at 6:09 a.m. on Sunday, June 30, 2024, at her home. Rev. Rodney Howell will officiate.

A visitation will be held prior to the service time, beginning at 1 p.m.

Memorials are suggested to defray expenses and may be left at or mailed to the Carson-Wall Funeral Home, P.O. Box 942, Parsons, KS 67357.

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Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jammie and Lisa Sousa, Lamar, Mo.; a daughter, Ruth Brinson and her companion Mike Flores, Parsons; three stepsons, Anthony Sousa, El Dorado Springs, Mo. and Frank Sousa and wife Candance and Moses Sousa, all of Camdenton, Mo. and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Ernest Seibert and one sister, Leona Middleton.

Mrs. De Sousa was born Sept. 18, 1947, at McCune, to William H. and Ida Katherine (Harris) Seibert. She grew up and attended school at McCune, graduating from McCune High School with the Class of 1966. She then moved to Parsons. In October of that year she began working at Swift and Company and worked there until its closing in December 1973. She was later employed at the Broderick’s Manufacturing Company from January 1978 until August 1985.

She married Joseph Sousa on March 1, 1967, in Parsons. They divorced on Feb. 26, 1969. She married Frederick R. Cook on April 16, 1971, in the Parsons area. They later divorced in November 1985. She was later married to Armando N. De Sousa on March 8, 1996, in Oklahoma. He preceded her in death on May 22, 2017.

In previous years she was a Jehovah’s Witness. She enjoyed raising birds and gardening.