Lavina Florence Spahn
Entered into Eternity in the Arms of Christ on Sunday, April 25, 2021. She was born on March 26, 1936, to Florence Anderson and Bidwell Bryant. She was a little sister of David (Ruth), and John. She was a Girl Scout, and loved to camp and sing. She worked as a secretary at B u s s m a n n ’s where she met and married the love of her life Henry “Hank” Spahn on February 4, 1956. They were married for 56 years and were the proud parents of David Lee Spahn, who completed their little family of three. She was a devoted wife and mother, family meant everything to Lavina.
Lavina loved to travel! She vacationed in Cuba, Canada, and several states throughout the US. Her favorite vacation destination was Florida, where they traveled annually.
Lavina loved to bowl, and was the l e a g u e ’s secretary for years. An avid volunteer, especially at her church, she was in charge of the food pantry, and was the treasurer of St. Peter’s Women’s Fellowship for years. She faithfully helped and was in charge of the kitchen at St. Peter’s, and played the kazoo in the kitchen band. If you needed a ride anywhere, Lavina was always willing to help.
Lavina loved to sew, take photographs, and do crafts. Her yarn puppies were famous, and loved by all. Lavina loved people, and socializing! She had weekly lunch dates with dear friends. When at the Villa’s, she would never leave anyone alone. She would sit and talk to them, keeping them company.
She was a friend to all and will be dearly missed. She is survived by several nieces and nephew, and their families. The family wishes to thank her dear friends for their support and love. Especially Ruth Larson, and Virginia Springmeyer.
Services: Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 29, at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 1425 Stein Road, Ferguson, MO 63135 at 11 a.m. Please arrive at 10:15 for COVID protocols. Masks required. Interment St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to St. Peter’s United Church of Christ Food Bank appreciated.
Betty Willis saysOctober 9, 2021 at 4:30 pm
I just found out about Lavina passing As a Florida family member, from NJ, we spent time shopping, singing, swimming and partying. Her and Hank were adoped grandparents to my boys. She was loved by us..