Lavonne Byrd Frey

Lavonne Byrd Frey

Lavonne Byrd Frey, longtime Polo resident, died Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at Pinecrest Manor in Mt. Morris. She was born May 28, 1918 in Polo, the only daughter of Ernest and Reba (Clark) Byrd. A 1937 graduate of Polo High School, she married Ervin Frey in Dubuque on December 11, 1937.

Her joys in life were her family, cooking, quilting and games of all kinds. She was a loyal member of Faith United Methodist Church and United Methodist Women. She was known for organizing and cooking church dinners. She generously sewed quilts for every member of her family. Many of her strong friendships were based on her love and knowledge of card and board games. Her grandchildren share fond memories of visits with Grandma and Grandpa Frey on the farm, helping with chores, picking apples, and getting into mischief.

She is survived by her children, Phil (Jean), Elaine Kilday, and Tom (Lawana); 8 grandchildren, Jeff (Melissa), Jenni (Lonny) Davison, Rob (Kristy) Alm, Jason(Summer) Alm, Gene (Aimee), Terry (Kimberly), Ami Fletcher, and Lacy Frazier, and 19 great-grandchildren. A brother, Cecil (LaVerne)Byrd and her sisters-in-law, Shirley Byrd and Lorna Byrd, and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

She was predeceased by her parents, her husband, Ervin, her brothers, Melvin, Kenneth, Emerson, and Robert.

Services to commemorate LaVonne’s life will be Saturday, April, 11th at Faith UMC at 702 E. Dixon Street in Polo. Visitation begins at 9:30 followed by the service at 11:00. Burial will follow at Fairmont Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Faith United Methodist Church or Pinecrest Manor. If you are unable to attend the service and would like to mail your memorial you may mail to….Frey Family, 3527 S. Lowell Park Rd, Polo, IL 61064.

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