Vonda Lee Lahmon

February 13, 1933 ‒ January 06, 2008

Mt. Vernon, Ohio

MT. VERNON: Vonda Lee Lahmon, 74, of Beech Street, Mt. Vernon, died Sunday, January 6, 2008 in Knox Community Hospital following a long illness.

She was born February 13, 1933 in Shreve to James A. and Thessel M. (Weirich) Shane. A former Butler resident for over 35 years, Vonda has lived in Mt. Vernon since 1994.

On November 6, 1951 she married Lloyd Frederick Lahmon, who preceded her in death on September 29, 1999.

Vonda worked at Hi-Stat a few years, however, she dedicated most of her time to the Clear Fork Ski Lodge where she worked as head cook until her retirement in 1992.

Vonda loved her bingo, and saved her pennies to play, anywhere a game was being held. She also enjoyed reading just about anything she could get her hands on.

She was a member of the former Church of Christ in Butler, as well as the AMVETS in Mt. Vernon.

Vonda is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law Jeanne Steward of Mansfield and Chip Backensto, and Mag and Jerry Alvarez of Battleground, Washington, a son Lloyd Lahmon of Loudonville, two grandchildren Kevin Alvarez and Jenifer and John Howell, two great grandchildren Kaitlyn and Kiley Howell, a sister Joyce Ann Young of Mansfield, two half sisters and two half brothers Mary Sue Carpenter and Cherie Shilling of Mansfield, Curtis Smith of Arizona, and Jeremy Shane serving in the US Navy, step brothers and sisters Wayne Smith of Perrysville, Sharon Wright of Wooster, Nellie Ritchey of Mansfield, Carol Book of Akron, Connie Spitzer of Wooster, and Timothy, numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by two siblings James A. Shane, II, and Phylis Shane, and a stepbrother Melvin Cutlip.

A graveside service will be held Friday, January 11, 2008 at 1 pm in Zion Four Corners Cemetery near Butler. Pastor Mike Weaver will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 634445, Cincinnati, Ohio 45263, or the American Cancer Society, C/O Harvey Schwartz, Ohio Division, 555 Frantz Road, Dublin, Ohio 43017.