Obituaries » Lavon Hill
April 9, 1913 - November 18, 2017
Service Date: November 22, 2017
Cemetery US National Cemetery #1
12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017
Violet Lavon Hill, 104, of Fort Scott, Kansas passed away Saturday, November 18, 2017 at “A Country Place” Care Center on South Horton in Fort Scott. She was born April 9, 1913 in Fort Scott, the daughter of Thomas Ray and Ethel Evelyn (Coberly) Lybarger. She married Lloyd E. Hill on March 3, 1939 in Independence, Missouri, he preceded her in death on April 17, 1980.
Lavon and her husband owned and operated a used furniture store, Hill’s Used Furniture, in Fort Scott until his death. They were members of the R.L.D.S. Church where he served as Pastor. Lavon was very proud of her Potawatomi Indian heritage. She was also a member of the H.P.A., the E.H.U., had served as a Chaplain of the American Legion, and was very active in the Senior Citizens Group.
She is survived by two sisters-in-law, Marjorie Stowell of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Jane Lybarger of Wichita, Kansas as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband Lloyd, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Marion and Forest Lybarger; a a sister, Rayma O’Neal; a niece, Ruth Elaine Lybarger Casner; and a nephew Marion Allen Lybarger.
Graveside services for Lavon will be 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Fort Scott National Cemetery under the direction of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home. Family and friends will meet at the funeral home at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, and leave for the Cemetery at 12:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Fort Scott Housing Authority, where a special memorial will be established in memory of Lavon Hill, and may be left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701. Condolences may be submitted to the online guestbook at konantz-cheney.com.