Lavonia Dunker

Friday, November 14, 2003

CAIRO, Ill. -- Lavonia E. Dunker, 94, of Cairo died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003, at Daystar Care Center.

She was born March 14, 1909, in Blandville, Ky., daughter of Kenneth and Effie Hutcherson Caldwell. She married Harry Joseph Dunker, who preceded her in death.

Dunker was a member of Tigert Memorial United Methodist Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Kay Niestrath of Villa Ridge, Ill., Mary Jane Edmonds of Anna, Ill., Judith Wadley of Mounds, Ill.; four sons, Joe Dunker of South Fulton, Tenn., the Rev. Carl Dunker of Asheboro, N.C., Wilbur Dunker of Paducah, Ky., Jack Dunker of Belknap, Ill.; 18 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant daughter.

Friends may call at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo from 4 to 8 p.m. today, and at Tigert Memorial Church from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Kelly Cox officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Gardens at Villa Ridge.