Lavonia Marie Garber Kriegel

Lavonia Marie Garber Kriegel, age 95, of Erie, passed away Sunday, April 15, 2012 at Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center.She was born in Sedalia, Mo. on Oct. 27, 1916 a daughter of the late Jesse Weaver Garber and Gladys Irene Gimple Garber. Lavonia graduated from Ridgway High School in Ridgway.She was a classical pianist and she also loved to decorate. Lavonia was an avid reader and a wonderful cook. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Ridgway, Coons Rapids United Methodist Church in Minnesota, Glenwood United Methodist Church in Erie, and enjoyed the involvement she had with Lakewood United Methodist Church during her time living in Erie. Lavonia was a Christian Education teacher.In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Ellwood Dean Kriegel; and three sisters, Frances Anderson, Vivian McGraw, and Valjean Maka. She is survived by her two children, Judith Diane Kriegel Wallace and her husband Thomas and James Frederic Kriegel and his wife Sharyn; three grandchildren, David Andrew Wallace and his wife Barbara, Mark Thomas Wallace and Dean James Kriegel and his wife Wende; and three great-grandchildren, Heather Wallace, and Wyatt McKay and Henry Dean Kriegel.Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home 3801 W. 26th Street (at Powell Avenue) on Tuesday from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. and are invited to attend services there on Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert Lewis officiating. Burial in Oakmont Cemetery in Ridgway, Pa.Memorials may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church 19 South Broad Street Ridgway, Pa. 15853.Send condolences at