Lavonne Gifford

Lavonne Jean “Bonnie” Gifford, 89, of Eleva, died on Tuesday, May 1, 2018.
She was born on Aug. 17, 1928, in the Town of Naples, Buffalo County, to Arthur and Margaret (Frendel) Gibson. She was united in marriage to Warren Kirkwood Gifford on June 22, 1946. Together, the couple welcomed six children. Warren died on June 15, 1993.
Bonnie is survived by her four children, Daniel Gifford, Vicki Holland, James Gifford and John Gifford; seven grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Gibson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Warren Gifford; daughter, Kathleen Roth; son, Donald Gifford; parents; two sons-in-law, Larry Holland and Jerry Roth.
Visitation was held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, at Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home, Mondovi. Burial followed in Oak Park Cemetery.
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