Laverne is Jewish, but she and her daughters were exiled from the synagogue they attended.
At an unknown time, Laverne (whose maiden name is unknown) married Oliver Frensky. The couple had their first child, Catherine Frensky, in 1998 or 1999. They had a second daughter, Francine Frensky, in 2005 or 2006.
Laverne lived in Westboro Apartments in Elwood City with her husband Oliver Frensky and her two daughters. In May 2014, Oliver was fired from his job as a sanitation engineer, which prompted him to commit suicide by jumping out the apartment window. Now lacking any income, Laverne and her daughters quickly went broke, and they were forced to live on the street and eat their pet cat Nemo.
In June 2014, Laverne's daughter, Catherine, began dating Chip Crosswire, a wealthy young man her age. After a long and tumultuous courtship, Laverne eventually forbade the relationship because Chip was not Jewish. Devastated and angry, Catherine ran away from her mother and sister in August 2014 to pursue Chip at his college in Tennessee. Laverne's reaction to her daughter's elopement was both emotional and enraged. In October of that year, Catherine called Laverne on the phone, claiming that she and Chip were no longer together and that she would be returning home. Laverne vehemently rejected her daughter's repentance, refusing to allow Catherine back into her home and effectively disowning her.
On January 5, 2015, Laverne met Jane Read at a local bar. The pair realized that they were both very poor, so they agreed to rob a bank together. They successfully entered the vault, but the door closed behind them, trapping them. They later escaped, and were not held accountable for their actions.
Sometime before June 10, 2015, Laverne became engaged to Chip Crosswire, despite her disapproval of Chip's relationship with her daughter, Catherine. Laverne and Chip were married soon after their engagement. Meanwhile, Catherine was in Tallahassee Prison on murder charges.
Sometime in 2016 or 2017, Laverne and her second husband, Chip, had their first child together. Laverne named the child Oliver after her late husband.
Laverne, Chip, Oliver, and Francine continued to live together in Westboro Apartments in Elwood City. In 2024, financial pressures and troubles put significant strain on Laverne and Chip's marriage. When Chip's negligence to pay the rent resulted in an eviction notice, Laverne took Francine and Oliver and left Chip. She sought refuge at the Reads' house, where Jane Read took Laverne and her kids into her home.
|Boyfriend||Pre-comics||Issue 004 (his death)|
|Engaged||sometime before Issue 154||btwn Issue 156 and Issue 157|
|Married||btwn Issue 156 and Issue 157||around Issue 164 (separated)|
Issue 180 (his death)
|Ed Crosswire||Millicent Crosswire||Moses|
|Muffy Crosswire||Chip Crosswire †||Laverne Crosswire||Oliver Frensky †|
|Oliver Crosswire||Francine Frensky||Catherine Robinson||Adolf Robinson|
|Green||This character made an appearance in this issue. (Type I)|
|Orange||This character was only mentioned in this issue. (Type II)|
|Blue||Alternative appearance: This character's name, likeness, or voice appeared in writing, a picture, or some other alternate form somewhere in this issue. (Type III)|
|2nd Woody Awards||Best Overall Character||Won|
|Best Female Character||Nominated|
|Best Adult Character||Nominated|
- ↑ Issue 032
- ↑ Catherine turns 16 when her sister, Francine, is in Third Grade (shown in the Arthur episode "Surprise!"). In Elwood, Francine's Third Grade year takes place in 2014-2015, which puts Catherine's 16th birthday in one of those years.
- ↑ Like most other Third Graders, Francine turned 9 while she was in Third Grade. She was in Third Grade in the years 2014-2015.
- ↑ Issue 004
- ↑ Issue 034
- ↑ Issue 061
- ↑ Issue 092
- ↑ Issue 128
- ↑ Issue 129
- ↑ Issue 133
- ↑ Issue 154
- ↑ According to Bennett Joel's Twitter, Oliver was 7 during Elwood High, which takes place in 2024.
- ↑ Issue 164
- ↑ Issue 166
- ↑ The 2nd Woody Awards: Nominees and Winners