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Lavon (Sprague) Hoagland

September 24, 1919 ~ May 27, 2018 (age 98)

In memory of Lavon E. Silver Hoagland (98 years) who passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at Presence Merkle-Kniprath Countryside in Clifton, Illinois. She was born on September 24, 1919 to Joseph and Orvilla Sprague in Penfield, Illinois.

Lavon was a lifelong member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling, bowling and playing bridge with friends. For many years she was a volunteer in Special Olympics with her daughter, Kathie.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda( Gary) Focken, The Villages, Florida; grandson- Michael(Tammy)Focken of Bonfield, Illinois; granddaughter- Michelle(George & son Garrett)Hurni, Estes Park, Colorado; stepdaughter- Dianne(Mark)Summers; step-son Bruce (Catherine) Hoagland, Birmingham, Al. She enjoyed spending time with many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great -great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; brother- John; sister -Elvera, husbands- Harry Silver & Jack Hoagland; daughter -Kathie Lynn Silver.

Graveside Service will be held at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston, Illinois at 1100 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Pastor Cathy Najmon will be officiating. In lieu of flowers please send memorials to Presence Merkle-Kniprath Countryside, 1190 E 2900 North Road, Clifton, Illinois or Kankakee Valley Hospice, 482 Main Street NW, Bourbonnais, Illinois, 60914. The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Lavon’s life.  Memories or photos may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:


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