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E. Lavonne "Vonnie" McKane

E. Lavonne “Vonnie” McKane, 85, of North Lansing, passed away following a brief illness on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at her home. Born in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Lillian (Coon) McDermott.  After graduating from Genoa High School, Vonnie went on to retire from NYSEG in Ithaca.

Vonnie was a past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star, Lansing, and member of the North Lansing Fire Department Auxiliary.  In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, crafts, and trips to the casinos with her friends.

She is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, LaVerne “Moose” McKane; son, Mark (Debbie) McKane of Etna; grandchildren, Lynn (Shawn) Brann and Brenda Coyle (Chris Beach); great-grandchildren, Jessica Greene and Katie Munson; sister-in-law, Judy McDermott; nieces and nephews, Lance McDermott, Kelly-Jo Todi and Bret McDermott; and many cousins and close friends.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Wesley McDermott.

In keeping with Vonnie’s wishes, services will be private.  Burial in the spring will be in North Lansing Cemetery.

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Having worked with Vonnie at NYSEG, we knew of her many talents. From the fastest on the calculator keyboard, to the flowers she would bring in to work and the lovely crafts she created. Our thoughts are with Vern, Mark, Debbie, Judy and the whole family.

Helen and Bert Cooley Jan 2 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of E. Lavonne "Vonnie" McKane

Tracey mcdermott Dec 31 2019 12:00 AM

Vonnie was our wonderful neighbor for many years Vern, Mark, and family - we hold you in our thoughts at this difficult time. The Henrys in Charleston, SC.

Ken and Letha Dec 31 2019 12:00 AM

Mark and Debbie. We are so sorry for your loss. Vonnie was a wonderful lady. With deepest sympathies Thane and Audrey

Audrey Dec 30 2019 12:00 AM