June 29, 1937 - November 16, 2018
Learline Venuto was born June 29, 1937 in Whitesville, Tennessee to the late Rueben and Elizabeth Rodgers. She was the second born of nine children in which five preceded her in death, Ruby Walls, Ernestine Green, Marie Fleming, Charlie Rodgers and Lizzie Jean McCray. Learline attended Vashon High School and that is where she received her exemplary work ethic. Learline went on to marry Jerome Venuto and had five children to the union. She and Jerome split for twenty years, but went on to remarry in 1999 proving that they still had love for one another. Learline was a faithful member of Life Victory Center where she enjoyed the teaching of the gospel before becoming ill. She was a praying child of God, she prayed so much for her family’s well being. Learline was not a gardener, but liked seeing flowers in her yard, so she would sit outside and supervise her husband while he did the work. Learline loved traveling back to Tennessee to see her family still living there in Memphis. She would always come back with a trunk load of country food for her family and friends. She loved all her family, she hosted numerous of family reunions when St. Louis was the host city, and made sure she traveled to the other cities when they hosted. Learline worked various occupations from Pharmacy Technician to writing articles for the Argus Newspaper and later went on to work for the City of St. Louis as a Deputy Sheriff where she worked thirty years of dedicated service before retiring. She received countless awards and had been associated with activities for the betterment of the St. Louis Community. A few years later, she encountered some life changing health issues. Her husband took good care of her until he preceded her in death. A year later, also preceding her in death was her oldest daughter, Sharon. Learline leaves behind to cherish and commemorate: her one daughter ~ Valerie Venuto; three sons ~ Michael, Keith and Kevin Venuto; eight grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; three brothers ~ Lamar Rodgers, Robert (Aurella) Rodgers and Jessie (Jackie) Rodgers; and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins and numerous friends.
Learline Venuto was born June 29, 1937 in Whitesville, Tennessee to the late Rueben and Elizabeth Rodgers. She was the second born of nine children in which five preceded her in death, Ruby Walls, Ernestine Green, Marie Fleming, Charlie Rodgers... View Obituary & Service Information
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