Lavinna M. Stallsmith, 87, of Parsons died at 8:40 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2010, at Windsor Place in Coffeyville, where she had resided the past year.
She was born Aug. 17, 1923, at Altoona to Richard and Lydia (Roller) Gentry. The family moved to Bartlesville, Okla., where she graduated from high school. Later she moved with her family to Parsons.
On June 25, 1943, she married William R. “Bill” Stallsmith at Oswego. He preceded her in death on June 3, 2009.
Mrs. Stallsmith had worked at several places in Parsons, including the Kress Store, Jones Brothers Grocery Store and in later years a local convenient store.
Survivors include three sisters, Myrtle Marrs, Dollie Magner, both of Topeka, Tillie Cruse of Parsons; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Earley.
The service will be at 11 a.m. today at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home at their convenience.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.