Ava Lavonne Boggess

Ava Lavonne Boggess (Ferrell)

Wednesday, April 20th, 1927 - Saturday, August 29th, 2020
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Ava Lavonne Boggess departed this life on Saturday August 29, 2020 at the age of 93. She was born on April 20, 1927 in Charlotte, North Carolina, the first child of William Allen and Grace Cloninger Ferrell, both preceding her in death.

She leaves behind her beloved daughters, Judy, Karen (husband Paul) and Sandee (husband Wayne); four granddaughters, Sara (husband Ryan), Laura (husband Jeb), Ashley (husband Robert), and Betsi; five great grandchildren, Gracie, Ryan, Scout, Stella and Finley; her brother, William and sister Barbara.

Lavonne met the love of her life, Philip Charles Boggess in Durham, North Carolina after WWII, they married on August 16, 1946. Philip preceded her in death on November 8, 2018 after 72 years of blessed marriage. He was her center and her rock. She possessed the gift of hospitality and loved entertaining, cooking, writing letters and cards to loved ones. She opened Lavon’s Bridals in Wedgewood Shopping Center in 1983 to 1999, running the beloved business with passion and joy, so pleased to share in many happy weddings. Lavonne was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and a true believer in God.

Private graveside services will be held at Maple Park Cemetery under the care of Herman H. Lohmeyer Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church 922 Republic Road Springfield, MO 65807 or the charity of your choice.

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  • Private Graveside Service

    Maple Park Cemetery
    300 W. Grand Street
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    Pastor Gary Griffin
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    Maple Park Cemetery
    300 W. Grand Street
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Mike Walton

Posted at 07:11am
We have very fond memories of Lavonne. As stated, she had the gift of hospitality, sharing home baked cookies when we came to visit.
She was a devout Christian, evidenced in the way she lived her life every day.
We look forward to reuniting with her and Phillip in heaven.

Edward E Walton

Posted at 07:01am
She was married to my cousin Philip Boggess. They were fine Christians. I have great memories of getting together with them through the years!!!

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