LaVon Mae Graft, age 99, of rural Avilla and most recently Kendallville, passed away Sunday, May 14, 2023 at Orchard Pointe in Kendallville. Mrs. Graft was born in Whitley County, Indiana near Churubusco on March 16, 1924 to the late George Arley Weidman and Hazel May (Johnson) Weidman. She graduated from Huntertown High School and married Delbert Charles Graft on July 4, 1942. Delbert preceded her in death on July 12, 2012. LaVon was a housewife, a homemaker and she helped Delbert with his real estate and auctioneering business for over 40 years.
Daughter, Sandra and Dennis Lamp of Avilla.
Son, Dennis and Alieta Graft of Avilla.
Grandchildren: Jessica and Jason Patterson of Alpena, Michigan; Sydney Miracle and Nicholas Johnson of Huntertown; Nathan and Gretchen Tipton of Nineveh, Indiana; J. Seth and Jessica Tipton of Avilla.
Great grandchildren: Flora Patterson, Mira Patterson, Andrew Miracle, Alexander Johnson, Katie Tipton, Anna Tipton, Libby Tipton, Honor Tipton, and Truman Tipton.
Visitation and funeral services will be held Friday, May 19, 2023 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Avilla. Visitation will begin at 11:00 AM followed by a funeral service at 1:00 PM. Pastor Patrick Kuhlman will officiate the funeral service.
Burial will follow at Eel River Cemetery near Churubusco.
Memorial donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church or Noble County Humane Society.
Arrangements entrusted to Hite Funeral Home.
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