Stroo Funeral Home, Inc. 
1095 68th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508
Phone:  (616) 455-9280 
Fax: (616) 455-2035
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Michael A. Vos - Owner / Manager
 Robert K. Stroo - Owner / President 



Service Information

 Lavone Smith
Memorial Service:  Friday, October 14, at 1:00 PM, at Community Christian Reformed Church, 150 Burt, Wyoming, MI 49548   
Memorials:  To the family to help with funeral expenses 

Lavone Smith, age 75 of Grand Rapids, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, October 9, 2022, which was her 75th birthday, after a brief illness with cancer. She was preceded in death by her husband, Russ; parents, Sid and Irene VanderWal; her brother, Wayne VanderWal; and brother-in-law, Richard Laman. She is survived by her children, Chris Smith and Melanie (Hiram Deleon) Smith; her grandchildren, Tony and Kameron; her siblings, Pat (George) Nobel, Ruth VanderWal, Louis (Jan) VanderWal, Lois (Mike) Wise, Ruth Laman; and many nieces and nephews. Lavone worked at Springbrook for 35 years as a nurse’s aide and as a crossing guard for many years. She loved her children and grandchildren; they were her whole world. She enjoyed her apartment, playing games, and having coffee and Bible study in the community room. Lavone enjoyed the friendships that were made. The family would like to thank the staff at SKLD East Beltline and Faith Hospice for the care she received. In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to help cover funeral expenses. A memorial service will be held at Community Christian Reformed Church, 150 Burt, Wyoming, MI 49548, on Friday, October 14, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. 

1095 68TH ST SE
# Marti Birdsall 2022-10-23 06:54
I was so happy when Lavone moved into the senior apartments where I live. I knew her eldest grandson and her son and daughter through my own family as they lived in the same neighborhood. Lavone was a very nice lady and a good friend. I will miss her but I know she is in a way better place now. I will see her again some day. May Our Lord continue to Bless Lavone's family, her children and her grandsons.
# Janice Zinn 2022-10-15 15:19
I graduated with Lavonne 1967. My name was Janice Streeter . Lavonne was a beautiful sweet person. Rest in Peace my friend...
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