Lavonne Slavens, 92, of Roswell, NM, passed away peacefully on Friday May 12, 2017 surrounded by many of her loving family members. She was born August 13, 1924 in McArthur, Ohio, daughter of the late Leslie Earl Stuck and Edna Gale (Scott) Stuck. She was a housewife and bookkeeper at various companies throughout her life. She was active in her church at Highland Baptist Church and loved the many great friends she grew so close to throughout the years.
She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Gale Stuck, an infant brother Vernon Stuck, her first husband James E. Lomax and a daughter Karen Anne (Lomax) Parry.
She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Robert L. Slavens of Roswell, NM, a son Francis E. Lomax and his wife Ann of San Antonio, TX, a daughter Vicki (Lomax) Jamieson and her husband William (Bill) Jamieson of Los Lunas, NM along with Robert's son Forest Slavens and his wife Brenda of Marion, OH and Robert’s daughter Ruth Ann Dulaney and her husband Earl of Jackson, OH both of whom she loved dearly. She is also survived by a nephew Richard Morley and his wife Deborah of Georgetown, TN and a niece Sharon (Bishop) Stoltzfus of Guysville, OH. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held 11:00 AM on June 3, 2017 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel in Roswell, NM. Pastor Richard Smith and Pastor Cal West will be officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be: Jason R. Keys, John A. Keys, James C. Parry, Christopher Jamieson, Travis Jamieson, Chester (Chuck) Ingram, Ryan Hoover, and Richard Morley.
The family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation of all the friends and loved ones who were so supportive of her and her family during her last weeks of life with their prayers, visits, meals and words of caring. The family also wishes to thank all the nurses, social workers, health aides (especially Stacy) and chaplains of Kindred Hospice and their staff who gave such great support and care with tremendous compassion in all aspects of her care.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Lavonne's memory to Highland Baptist Church, 2001 S. Lea Ave. Roswell, NM 88203.
We have such great sadness in our hearts for the loss of such a beautiful lady inside and out. We shared many great memories at Highland Baptist Church with Lavonne and Bob. Our hearts go out with love and prayers to Bob.
Bruce and Terri Smith
Bruce & Terri SmithLas Cruces, NM
I am so sorry for your loss.Lavonne was so dear to my heart and loved her so very much.She and Bob when I was little would take me to church when my mom and dad couldn't. They were like my second family and she would be dearly missed.