Lavonne Gertrude Sowers, age 91 of Monongahela, reunited with her husband and parents on Saturday, November 17, 2018. She was born October 25, 1927 in Monongahela, the daughter of the late Clyde Francis and Mildred Lewellyn Crookham, and wife of the late Norvelle James Sowers. She worked at First National Bank in Monongahela prior to becoming a full-time homemaker. Lavonne was a devoted member of the First Baptist Church in Monongahela. She loved caring for her grandchildren, shopping, watching Judge Judy, and she never missed an opportunity to cast her vote. A beloved mother, she is survived by her daughters, Vicki J. Lyons of McKeesport, Jeri S. (Paul) King of Monongahela, Penni (Michael) Cooper of Norton, OH, and Donna (Tracy) Ames of Fallowfield Twp., PA; grandchildren, William (Abbe) King of Leander, TX, Ann King of Allenwood, PA, Samuel and Zachary Ames of Fallowfield Twp.; great-grandchildren, Alexander and Andrew King; nieces, Linda (Davis) Yohe and Natalie (Craig) Bowen; great nieces and nephews, Allison, Christopher, Ashley and Brody; and other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brother and sister-in-law, Harry E. and Jesse Crookham.
Service will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 10:00 am at First Baptist Church, 601 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063. Arrangements were handled by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, Inc, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131. Remembrances may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, 1000 Liberty Ave #1606, Pittsburgh, PA 15222; The ALS Association of Western PA Chapter, 416 Lincoln Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15209 or a charity of your choice. Condolences may be made at www.strifflerfuneralhomes.com.
Originally published December 06, 2018.