LaVonne Cords, 73

LaVonne D. Cords, age 73 of Broken Bow, died March 28, 2012, at the Golden Living Center in Broken Bow.Funeral services were Monday April 2, 2012, at 2 p.m. at Govier Brothers Mortuary in Broken Bow with the Rev. Todd Karges officiating. Burial was in the Dunning Cemetery, with Govier Brothers Mortuary of Broken Bow in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family.LaVonne was born June 14, 1938, in Mason City, to Alfred and Mildred (Fries) Scheibe. She went blind at the age of 8- years-old from an accident. She also had polio at this time. LaVonne attended the blind school at Nebraska City for a few years. She lived at home with her parents until 1970, when she married Frank Cords at Clay Center. To this union one daughter, Fannie, was born. Frank died in 1980. LaVonne's favorite pass times were making pot holders, reading books, writing brail and listening to music - especially old county western songs, and gospel songs. She also had a special dog, Skippy, whom she loved dearly and was a companion for 12 years.Lavonne also loved visiting with people whether she knew them or not, she always had something to talk about. In 2000, due to health issues, LaVonne entered the care home in Broken Bow.LaVonne is survived by her mother, Mildred Scheibe of Broken Bow; daughter, Fannie (Roy) Poff of Broken Bow; sister, Donna Reynolds of Mullen; brother, Donald Scheibe of Broken Bow; three grandchildren, Shawna, David and Candice of Broken Bow; three step-sons, Robert, Marvin, and Louie, and several neices, nephews, cousins, uncle, and aunt. She was preceded in death by her father, Alfred; husband, Frank; brother, LaVerne, and nephew Kelly.Published in Custer County Chief, April 5, 2012