In Memory of

LaVonne Paslay

December 31, 1926 - December 8, 2014
LaVonne Delores (Hurd) Paslay, the daughter of Raymond and Emma (Anderson) Hurd, was born December 31, 1926 in Cherokee, IA. The family lived in rural Meriden, IA, where LaVonne attended school and graduated Meriden High School. She was united in marriage to Robert James Paslay on August 14, 1946. In addition to being a busy mother of three children, LaVonne brought in extra money for the family by baking cakes for just about any occasion. Her cakes were in great demand, and she became known as "The Cake Lady". She also enjoyed knitting, doing crossword puzzles, reading, traveling, and spending quality time with her family. LaVonne passed away at the Mercy Medical Center on Monday, December 8, 2014, at age 87. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husband, Robert Paslay. Survivors include her children: Linda (Jim) Siple of Le Mars, IA, Dennis (Linda) Paslay of St. Charles, IL, and Debra Payne of Cherokee, IA; 4 grandchildren: Amy Walkingstick, Heidi Nemmers, Josh Payne, and Tyler Paslay; 5 great-grandchildren: Madeline, Hunter, Cade, Evan and Jacob.
Graveside Memorial services will be held at a later date.
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 12:00 AM
“I am sorry this is so late. I am LaVonne's nearest neighbor. We had no idea of this. She was always a delight to be around, and we will miss her dearly. If there is anything you need help with, please let me know.”
- Terry J. Miles
Monday, December 22, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Oh my gosh. So sorry for your loss. LaVonne and Bob were such good neighbors to Mom and Dad. They were there through thick and thin. I remember weekly card games. One in particular. Mom and Dad were hosting and there was a big snow storm. But who still showed up, but Bob and LaVonne. Like several others, LaVonne made the best cakes and did mine for my wedding. Now they will be neighbors again. Thinking of you all.”
- Ruth E. Glaser
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our condolences to LaVonne's family. Love, love, loved that lady. Always a great sense of humor. Will miss her favorite phrase 'Oh kid'. Endless no. of cakes made for our family occasions. She was my Aunt Audrey's dear friend. Our deepest sympathy to all.”
- Marlene Perkins
Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our families have been friends and neighbors for many years, I always enjoyed visiting with her in the past years at Fareway, catching up. Take care and God bless all of you.”
- Corrine (carlson) and Tom Lundell
Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Our sympathy to you all at the passing of your mom/grandma LaVonne. She was a good friend of the family especially to my mom, Phyllis. It was special that she made our wedding cake and then the cakes of our daughters' weddings too. They were beautiful and she took such pride in them. God bless you all at this difficult time.”
- Connie & David Ladwig
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“To LaVonne's family. She will be missed by all. I have known her for over 15 years. On a hot day an ice cream bar, a cold bottle of beer and lots of visiting. She loved her neighbor, cared and loved her family in which I only knew from her speaking so kindly of them. She always was glad to see me. She felt so sorry for what Linda was going through, we prayed together for Linda. We talked about babies being born and the death of friends. I was sure to not cut one of the peonies off for George the cat to lay in. Now our visits end but I know she is in a great place now. Stay strong in the Lord. Steve, her lawncare man.”
- Steve Debi Liddle
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to here of her passing, prayers for you all
- Patty Spencer
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Such a dear lady and friend of my parents. She made so many wonderful cakes for them for special occasions. Always a smile. Sorry for your loss. ”
- Bonnie Kirkholm (Olson)
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Sorry for your loss. She was a great neighbor and a friend of my folks(Vernon Olson). May God bless and keep you and give you peace.”
- Roger V Olson
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“So so sorry to hear of LaVonne's passing. May you find comfort knowing that others are praying for you at this difficult time. As many others have said, I will always remember the beautiful cakes she made for our family. I also cherish the memories I had with Debbie at your home many years ago.”
- Marlys Anderson
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“Linda, Dennis and Deb and family. I am so sorry for you loss. Your mom and dad were great friends and she will truly be missed. She had a great life and made the best cakes in the world. She had a heart of gold and I know you will miss her. God Bless.”
- Randy G Olson
Monday, December 8, 2014 at 12:00 AM
“We are sorry for your loss. May God be with you at this sad time.
LaVonne made our beautiful wedding cake. She was an artist in the kitchen.”
- Lynette Hyndman
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