Clarksdale……Lavonia Maxine Heriford, age 98, was born August 13, 1917 in Mercer, Missouri, the daughter of Clyde and Tessa (Williams) Harkins and passed away March 17, 2016 in King City, Missouri.
On January 31, 1935 in Clarksdale, Lavonia and David were united in marriage. To this union three children were born. She was a member of Clarksdale Baptist Church, Merry Matrons and Eastern Star #247.
Lavonia is preceded in death by her parents; husband David; brother, Harvey Harkins; two sister-in-laws, Wilma & Doris Harkins; grandson, Jon Covault.
Survivors include two sons, Robert (Nola) Heriford, Garnett, KS, Larry (Dorothy) Heriford, Clarksdale; daughter, Audra (Ray) Schildknecht, St. Joseph; brother, Ernie Harkins, Mercer, MO; sister, Mary Belle Mulvonia, Clinton, IA; nine grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Service will be 1:00 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2016 at Clarksdale Baptist Church with interment at St. Joseph Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation: 2 hours prior to service at the church. Memorial Contributions: Clarksdale Baptist Church. Online condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com