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LaVon L Brockelman

January 19, 1939 ~ January 3, 2019 (age 79)

Council Grove - LaVon Louise Brockelman, 79, of Council Grove, Kansas passed away on Thursday, January 3, 2019, at Morris County Hospital.  LaVon was born in Emporia, Kansas on January 19, 1939, to Arthur J and Janice Louise (Mayfield) Place. She grew up on the AJ Place Dairy Farm outside Emporia.  LaVon married Marvin Brockelman on October 14, 1961. The couple eventually made their home at Council Grove City Lake where they raised their daughter, Janice Louise (Brockelman) Lawton.

LaVon was a graduate of Roosevelt High School, Emporia, KS and attended Bill Vernon Cosmetology School.  LaVon was well known in the Council Grove community for her success as a hair stylist and business owner.  She retired in December of 2009.  LaVon was a member of the Eastern Star.

LaVon was an excellent cook and loved spending time in the kitchen. She enjoyed entertaining family, neighbors, and friends in her home.  The highlight of her past 27 years has been being Grandma to Lauren and JT. LaVon loved to sing and work in her garden. She was an avid bird watcher.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Arthur and Janice Place; her siblings: Lloyd Place, Wanda Lee Moore, and Darlene Maynard; and an infant son: Brian Gene Brockelman.

LaVon is survived by her husband of 57 years, Marvin Brockelman; her daughter and husband, Janice and John Lawton; and her grandchildren Lauren and JT Lawton of Olathe, KS.

LaVon’s wishes of cremation and a private graveside service will be carried out by her family.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 273, Council Grove, KS 66846.

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