Funeral services for Mrs. LaVonne McCarty, 86 of Hartley will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hartley. Rev. Tim Hogan will officiate the service.
Interment will take place at Pleasant View Cemetery in Hartley.
Mrs. McCarty passed away Saturday, Jan. 1, 2011, at Baum-Harmon Mercy Hospital of Primghar.
LaVonne Ruth McCarty, the daughter of Charles and Ella (Johnson) Newel, was born Nov. 15, 1924, in Fenton, Ia. Her childhood years were spent in Fenton, where she received her education, graduating from Fenton High School. Following high school, she continued her education at Iowa Teacher's College for two years and later Northwestern College in Orange City, where she received her BS degree.
LaVonne married Richard McCarty on Sept. 28, 1946, in Whittemore, Ia. Following their marriage, they made their home in Hartley, where she taught school in the Hartley School System for 29 years, until her retirement. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hartley, where she was active with the altar society, was a past choir member and was also a lector. LaVonne was also a member of the NEA and the ISEA, the Legion Auxiliary and the Friday Club organizations. She enjoyed music, playing bridge, reading and spending time with her friends and family. LaVonne was also known for making baked goods for her family and faithfully attending her grandchildren's activities.
LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Richard on May 17, 1987; and two brothers: Lyle and Harold Newel.
Left to cherish her memory are her four sons and their wives: Richard and Jeannette McCarty of Swisher, Ia., Lee and Kathy McCarty of Ankeny, Ia., Kelly and Barb McCarty of Spencer, Ia. and Kim and Karyl McCarty of Marion, Ia; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren: Chad, Cody and Sophia; other relatives and many friends.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.