Lavonna Criqui 1935-2019

Lavonna “Luv” Criqui, 83, Holton, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at her home.

She was born Sept. 15, 1935, at Clyde, the daughter of William and Mildred Houdek Klima. She graduated in 1953 from Cuba High School and later from Brown Mackie Business College in Salina.

Mrs. Criqui worked as a secretary to the superintendent of schools at Concordia, was a bookkeeper for Mutual Reinsurance Bureau in Cherry Valley, Ill., and after moving to the Holton area she was a secretary for Adkins Insurance Agency in Holton.

She was a member of Hoyt United Methodist Church.

She married Marvin W. Criqui on May 28, 1956, at Concordia. He survives.

Other survivors include a son, David W. Criqui and wife Cathy, Avondale, Ariz.; a sister, Darlene Melton and husband Chuck, Wichita; four grandchildren, Theo, Daniel, Sabrina and Skylor; and a great-grandson, William. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Larry Klima.

A memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22 at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Holton. A visitation will follow the service until 8 p.m. Inurnment will be held later in National Bohemian Cemetery at Cuba.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, sent in care of Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, PO Box 1034, Holton, KS 66436.

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109 W. Fourth St.
Holton, KS 66436
Phone: 785-364-3141

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