Kahler-Dolce Mortuary

441 North Washington Street, Papillion, NE


Irma Lavonne Earnest

July 25, 1935July 23, 2020

Irma Lavonne Earnest of Cedar Creek, NE passed away on July 23, 2020 surrounded by family. Born in Pine Bluff, AR on July 25, 1935, “Lavonne” married her teenage sweetheart John W. Earnest in 1953 and the two relocated to Nebraska to raise their family.

A graduate of Pine Bluff High School, she eventually found success working with Western Electric and the Omaha Auto Auction. Her greatest fulfillment, though, came from spending time with family.

Lavonne is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, her son John M. Earnest, and her husband John W. Earnest.

Lavonne is survived by her sisters, Doris Griffin and Edna Nesbitt, her daughters, Kathy Roehrig, Terri Scholting, and Laurie Earnest-Little, 6 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on July 26 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Gretna 1:00-3:00 PM. Private internment to be performed July 27 at Omaha National Cemetery followed by memorial service at Good Shepherd Lutheran at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Good Shepherd Lutheran.


  • Visitation

    Sunday, July 26, 2020

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, July 27, 2020

  • Private Family Interment

    Monday, July 27, 2020


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Peaches James Keaton

July 26, 2020

Irma was such a beautiful soul. She was always so sweet to me everytime I came around to visit the family. She will definitely be missed.

Patricia Kantor

July 26, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss. Mamas are the heart of the family and their absence can leave a huge hole. May you gain some consolation in knowing she is once again enjoying sunsets with your dad and brother. - Jim & Patti Kantor

JG strawn

July 25, 2020

Earnest Family & Friends,
May your Mother’s legacy live on by all for generations to come. 😞

Pam and Terry Petereit

July 25, 2020

A beautiful woman.