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In Memory of

LaVonne Cover

November 29, 1928 - March 29, 2015

Obituary


LaVonne Cover, 86, was surrounded by her loved ones when she passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Methodist Hospital due to complications related to her cancer treatment.

She was born on November 29th, 1928, in Flandreau, South Dakota to Jim and Florence Evans. When she was 4 years old the family moved to Iowa. After attending rural schools LaVonne graduated from Calumet High School in 1946. She moved to Des Moines, Iowa to attend AIB College and met the love of her life, Ken. They were married that November and were...

LaVonne Cover, 86, was surrounded by her loved ones when she passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at Methodist Hospital due to complications related to her cancer treatment.

She was born on November 29th, 1928, in Flandreau, South Dakota to Jim and Florence Evans. When she was 4 years old the family moved to Iowa. After attending rural schools LaVonne graduated from Calumet High School in 1946. She moved to Des Moines, Iowa to attend AIB College and met the love of her life, Ken. They were married that November and were together for 64 glorious years. They always lived in Iowa including 25 years in Clear Lake, 22 years in Mason City and 18 years in West Des Moines. It was in Clear Lake where they raised their four children.

LaVonne was a homemaker, an Avon representative, a dental assistant and a receptionist for Diamond Vogel Paint. She was a VFW auxiliary member and active in Methodist church circles. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, playing cards, dancing and taking trips with her family. LaVonne and Ken always enjoyed going to their class reunion where they would go to various areas of the U.S. with their friends. In their later years they spent hundreds of hours watching many different sporting events on TV. They were big Iowa Hawkeye fans!

LaVonne is survived by her three sons, Steven Cover and his wife Mary of Des Moines, Craig Cover of Merritt Island, Florida, and Brian Cover and his wife Laurie of Iowa City; and one daughter, Diane Shannon of Cedar Falls; sisters, Linda Morris and her husband Dave of Spencer, Iowa and Lona Faaborg and her husband Doug of Custer, SD; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ken; brother, Larry and her parents.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel, 801 ''' 19th Street in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Valley United Methodist Church, 4201 Ashworth Rd. in West Des Moines. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for a future designation.