M. Lavonne Strauch


Died: March 11, 2014
M. Lavonne Strauch, 89, of Benson, passed away at 12:50 a.m.;Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at Snyder Village. She was born October 12;1924 in Benson to Conard and Florence (Linnenmann) Yount. She;married Harold Strauch in February of 1946 in Benson. He passed;away on June 14, 1983 in Benson.;She was also preceded in death by a granddaughter, Casey Strauch;son-in-law, Chuck Kearfott, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.;Surviving are one son, Gregory (Sandra) Strauch of Hanna, WY, two;daughters, Mary Kearfott of Fairbury, IL, Juanita (Arnold) Ahrens;of Germantown Hills, IL, 1 brother, Lynn Yount of Peoria, 8;grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one on the way.;Lavonne worked for Caterpillar, she was a school bus driver, a;Fuller Brush representative, and a wonderful homemaker. She was a;member of St. John's Catholic Church in Benson and the Altar and;Rosary Society. She also led the singing for many years at her;church. She was a member of the Benson American Legion Auxiliary.;Lavonne enjoyed gardening and was an avid fisherman and excellent;marksman.;A funeral mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, 2014;at St. John's Catholic Church in Benson, IL with visitation one;half hour prior to the funeral Mass. Father Neri Greskoviak will;officiate. Visitation will also be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at;Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in El Paso with rosary beginning at;4:45 p.m. Burial will be in Clayton Township Cemetery.;Memorials may be made to her church or charity of the donor's;choice Online tributes and condolences may be made at;ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.c

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