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 A. Lavana <I>Locklin</I> Charles

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A. Lavana Locklin Charles

  • Birth 19 Jan 1921 Milton, Santa Rosa County, Florida, USA
  • Death 19 Jan 2010 Elizabethtown, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 63832129

A. Lavana Charles, of Lancaster, passed away on her 89th birthday, Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at Masonic Village in Elizabethtown.

Born January 19, 1921, in Milton, FL, she was the daughter of the late Charles H. and Annie Ophelia (Gordon) Locklin. She was married to C. Elwood "Woody" Charles on October 30, 1943. Woody died July 23, 2008.

In her earlier years, Lavana worked at Hubley, Armstrong Cork Co. and the Charles Store in Lancaster.

Lavana was a member of St. Paul's United Methodist Church in Mountville. She enjoyed golf, bowling, playing cards, wintering in Sarasota, FL and spending time with her granddaughters, to whom she was affectionately known as "Mammaw."

She is survived by a son, E. Gregory Charles, husband of June (Canter) Charles and two granddaughters, Ashley and Alison Charles, all of Lancaster. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles H. Locklin, Jr. and a half-brother, Mack K. Black.

Lavana's family would like to thank the staff of Ben Franklin 2 at Masonic Village for the compassionate care they provided for her over the last four years.

Funeral Services were held at the Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, 320 Blue Rock Road, Route 999, Millersville, PA 17551, 717-872-2266 on Friday, January 22, 2010, with the Rev. Eloise M. Shanley officiating.

Interment in the Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster, PA.

Memorial Remembrances may be made in Lavana's memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to the Lancaster County Humane League, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602.

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  • Created by: A. L. Parrish
  • Added: 6 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 63832129
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for A. Lavana Locklin Charles (19 Jan 1921–19 Jan 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 63832129, citing Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by A. L. Parrish (contributor 46498466) .