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D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes - Covington Knolls

8325 Covington Road, Fort Wayne, IN

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LaVone "Vonnie" Neely

August 2, 1951February 5, 2020
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LaVone "Vonnie" Neely, 68, of Huntington, passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at Visiting Nurse, Fort Wayne. Mrs. Neely worked as Receiving and Document and Data Control at Continental Seal, retiring in 2015. For years she babysat many children and loved caring for them. She graduated in 1969 from Elmhurst and was a member of Elmhurst Church of the Nazarene. She enjoyed gardening, fishing, and spending time with friends and family. She was born in Fort Wayne to the late Wilbur and Leyoda (Myers) Thomas on August 2, 1951. Vonnie is survived by her son, Brian (Kelly) Neely of Huntington; daughter, Trisha Neely of Yoder; sister, Karen (Roger) Richey of Fort Wayne; grandsons, Michael and Mathew Neely; and her beloved dog, Sadie. She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Larry J. Neely in 2017; brother, Richard Thomas; sister, Marilyn Norviel; and step-father, John Levell. The funeral service is at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home with calling one hour prior to the service. Visitation will be 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at D.O. McComb and Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home. Private burial. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Allen County SPCA.

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PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Sunday, February 9, 2020

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Karen Richey

February 14, 2020

I'm blessed to call you Sister, I also call you friend; you've loved me uncondionally, and stood through thick and thin. You've shared my joy and sorrows, my laughter and my tears. You've my inspiration, as we grew through the years. When we were little children , we laughed and played together, then growing up you stood by me through good and stormy weather. There's something God has given us, that's more than family. He's placed a love for you my Sister, deep down in the heart of me. I love you and I will miss you.

Marilyn Orr

February 8, 2020

This lovely lady I’ve known nearly all my life. My Daddy did odd jobs for Vonnie’s mom. I grew up playing barbies and baby dolls in Vonnie’s walk-in closet. We were both doing childcare so we went on many field trips together. Our families went camping and did many vacations together. Whenever we needed help with some project, Vonnie and Larry were there. Can’t say enough about the character of Vonnie and Larry! Please pray for Trish and Brian and Kelly! I will miss you so much, my friend, Vonnie❤️❤️❤️

Cindy Brown

February 7, 2020

Aunt LaVone very lovely lady I will miss her

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