Fr. Jason Koch will be the OFFICIANT.
VISITATION will preceded the Mass at the church from 9:30 - 10:00 A.M. and the ROSARY will be said at 10:00 a.m.
INTERMENT will follow Mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montrose, Missouri.
MEMORIAL donations are suggested to Heartland Hospice or St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Mary Lavonne Singer, age 94, departed this life December 18, 2022 at Appleton City Manor Nursing Home in Appleton City, Missouri. Lavonne was born in Appleton City December 13, 1928, the eldest of two daughters born to William S. and Lenora T. (Brownsberger) Shelton.
Lavonne graduated from Montrose High School in 1947 and was married to John William “Bill” Singer after his honorable discharge from the U.S. Air Force on October 5, 1948 at St. Ludger’s Catholic Church in Germantown, Missouri. They made Montrose home, building their own house in 1955 and were life-long residents until Bill’s death in 2010. After a few years, Lavonne moved to Countryside Estates in Appleton City due to declining health.
Lavonne began working as a teller at Montrose Savings Bank on March 17, 1966 and retired in 2001 after 35 years of service to the public. Singers were members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Montrose.
Bill and Lavonne enjoyed traveling and had been to Canada four times, Mexico, cruised in the Bahamas, and had visited all but five of the fifty U.S. states, including Washington D.C. They especially liked to meet her niece’s family each year and attend Cheyenne Frontier Days.
Lavonne loved shopping for herself and others. She liked to just slip away on spur-of-the-moment shopping trips. Lavonne was an excellent cook and the Singers always enjoyed entertaining family and friends in their home. She especially loved Christmastime get togethers where she could display her Santa Claus collection.
Lavonne was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, and her sister Jeanette Anne Cook. Survivors include two nieces Pat Hopkins and husband Ted of Boise, Idaho and Kathie Winger and husband Mark of Cheyenne, Wyoming; two nephews, Mike Jackson of Cheyenne, Wyoming and Rick Cook and wife Martha of Springfield; Missouri; and several great-nieces and nephews.