|Birth: ||Feb. 17, 1920|
|Death: ||May 12, 2004|
Romaine L. Alvis, 84, Seneca, died Wednesday, May 12, 2004, at Midland Hospice in Topeka. She had diabetes and had been in failing health.
She was born February 17, 1920, at Manhattan, KS, the daughter of John F. and Dona A. Milsap Tennant. Her father worked for the Union Pacific Railroad so she lived in several different towns including, Onaga, Lincoln, NE, and Kansas City, MO.
On December 19, 1945, she married Gordon "Bub" Alvis, Jr. at Seneca. They lived in Seneca and were active in their church and community. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service and she and his mother owned and operated the Style Shop on Seneca's Main Street for many years. Her husband "Bub" died March 21, 1997.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church at Seneca where earlier she sang in the choir. Other memberships included the P.E.O., the Eastern Star, the Sweet Adelines, and the Earl W. Taylor Post #21 of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 48 years. Romaine was an avid reader as well as enjoying knitting and crocheting.
Survivors are her son David and his wife, Marie, of Peru, NE; three grandchildren, Aminta Alvis of Glendale, AZ, Seth Alvis of Phoenix, AZ and Jesse Alvis of Harleysville, PA; and two step-grandchildren, Jane Henry of Topeka and William Henry of Peru, NE.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, and an infant grandson, Levi Alvis on May 12, 1978.
She will lie in state at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca after 8:30 A.M. Sunday, with a visitation from 7 to 8 P.M. on Sunday. Family and friends will meet at the Lauer Funeral Home on Monday at 12:30 and proceed to the Seneca City Cemetery for a 1 P.M. graveside service. Due to the illness of her son, a memorial service will be held at a later date.
John Floyd Tennant (1894 - 1963)
Dona A. Milsap Tennant (1898 - 1980)
Gordon Alvis (1918 - 1997)*
Seneca City Cemetery
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