LaVone Luther

Born in Cedar Rapids, IA
Born on Jun 15, 1927
Departed on Jan 20, 2022

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LaVone Luther (94) of Cedar Rapids passed away on January 20, 2022 at Meth-Wick Community.  Memorial Service will be held at the Cedar Memorial Chapel of Memories on January 29, 2022 at 1pm.  A livestream of the service may be accessed on the funeral home website under the obituary for LaVone Luther, under the video tab starting at 1pm on January 29, 2022. The family requests anyone attending the funeral wear a mask, and due to Covid there will be no visitation before or after the service. 

LaVone Ardell Chermak was born June 15, 1927 in Cedar Rapids; the daughter of Joseph and Alta (Bleedner) Chermak. She graduated from Franklin High School and attended Cornell College. 

LaVone was united in Marriage to Dean Luther on June 27, 1948 in Cedar Rapids. She was a lifelong member of Kenwood United Methodist Church. LaVone and Dean built and maintained an Amway distributorship since 1959. While living at Meth-Wick Community for 23 years she volunteered in many capacities. LaVone was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend.  She loved spending time with her family and kept up with all their activities and accomplishments. 

Those left to cherish LaVone’s memory are her children Diane (Richard) Luther of Galena, Illinois, Donna (Kermit) Jelmeland of Anamosa, and Dave (Linda) Luther of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren Brian (Michelle) Luther of Rosemount, Minnesota, Nicole (Matt) Creswell of Reinbeck, Stacia (Andy) Stroud of Dewitt, Abby (Brandon) Scheitlin of Cedar Rapids, Haley (Sheyenne) McNulty of Atkins; and great grandchildren Dylan and Brody Luther, Tyson and Paige Creswell, Drew, Talia and Jonathan Stroud, Jordan, Lincoln, and Natalie McNulty.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and her son Dale. 

As her final gift LaVone has donated her body to the University of Iowa Deeded Body Program. 

Memorial donations may be directed to Meth-Wick Community or Unity Point Hospice.