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Alvina Elizabeth Katherine (Schneider) Vontz

Passed away: June 25, 2011
Funeral Home: Harman-Wright Mortuary

May 29, 1917 - June 25, 2011

Alvina Elizabeth Katherine (Schneider) Vontz, 94, Beatrice died Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Beatrice Community Hospital. She was born May 29, 1917 at Plymouth, NE.  Alvina grew up in the Plymouth area, married Ray Larimore November 3, 1939 in Plymouth, she moved to Beatrice at the age of 18 while her first husband was in the Army. He died Nov. 16, 1944. She married Stanley Vontz June 19, 1948 in Beatrice.  Alvina worked at Beatrice State Developmental Center for 16 years. She was a past member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Plymouth and a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Beatrice. She also was a member of the Doll Lover’s Club for 21 years and enjoyed crocheting, cooking, going to garage sales and dolls.

Survivors Include her husband, Stanley of Beatrice; children, Dennis Larimore and wife Mary of St. Augustine, FL, Yvonne Shaw of Palmer Lake, CO, Sherry Fletcher of Lincoln, Randy Vontz and partner Jesus Ramirez of Kansas City, MO, and Ricky Vontz and Marcia Vontz of Beatrice; grandchildren, Denise Spear husband Brad of Brunswick, GA, Robert Larimore and wife Nikki of Colombia, MO, Jesse Shaw and wife Alex of Denver, CO, Shelena McGuire and husband Darrel of Beatrice, Darrick Fletcher and wife Amanda of Beatrice, Jeremy Vontz of Beatrice, and Nicholas Vontz of Beatrice; 6 great –grandchildren; sister-in-law, Lillie Schneider of Treynor, IA; nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by parents, William and Maggie (Hicken) Schneider; 1st husband Ray Larimore; sisters, Alma Nies and Erna Saville; brothers, George Schneider, Wilferd Schneider, and Herbert Schneider.

Funeral Services will be held 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 28, 2011, at St. John Lutheran Church, Beatrice with Pastor William Jurgens officiating. There will be a family prayer service in the church chapel at 1:15 p.m. Burial will be at Evergreen Home Cemetery, Beatrice.  A memorial has been established to the family’s choice with mortuary in charge. The body will lie in state at Harman-Wright Mortuary on Monday, from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. with the family greeting friends from 6;00 to 8:00 p.m., then one hour preceding services at the church. Harman-Wright Mortuary, Beatrice in charge of arrangements.