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LaVern Kennell obit

LaVern Kennell

ROANOKE – LaVern E. Kennell, 92, died at 6:20 p.m., Monday, May 27, 2019, at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke.

She was born Aug. 19, 1926, in Roanoke, the daughter of Ray and Nettie Ulrich Zoss. She married John P. Kennell on Sept. 6, 1945, in Roanoke. He died Nov. 20, 2006.

Survivors include one daughter, Cheryl (Rich) Delagrange, Roanoke; five grandchildren, Victoria (Mark) Horton, Naples, Fla., Lisa (Derek) Dully, Peoria, Craig (Katie) Delagrange and Justin (Codee) Delagrange, both of Roanoke, and Darren (Sondra) Delagrange, Eureka; 15 great-grandchildren and one brother, Gene (Geraldine) Zoss, Roanoke.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one son, Roger Kennell.

LaVern worked as a housekeeper for Maple Lawn in Eureka for 30 years before she retired. She was a member of Living Faith Fellowship Church, Eureka. LaVern loved to be outside especially working in her flower gardens. Always wanting to help and do things for others, LaVern enjoyed baking and loved to make cakes for weddings and birthdays. She was known for her Christmas candy that she would pass out to friends and neighbors. 

Services will be held June 7 at 10 a.m. at Eureka Bible Church, rural Eureka. Visitation will take place June 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke and June 7 from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow the service in the Roanoke Mennonite Church Cemetery, rural Eureka.

Memorials may be made to the AC Home of Roanoke.

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