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  • LaVeda C. (Unruh) Regier

  • LaVeda C. (Unruh) Regier, 84, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at the McPherson Care Center.
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  • LaVeda C. (Unruh) Regier, 84, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, at the McPherson Care Center.  She was retired from Farmers Alliance Insurance Company, having worked in the claims department. She formerly was a teacher at Greenwood, North Union and Good Hope rural schools.
    She was born on Dec. 8, 1928, in Galva, the daughter of Dave J. and Della Mae (Decker) Unruh. She graduated from Galva High School and attended McPherson College.
    On Nov. 16, 1950, she was united in marriage to Charles E. Regier at the Methodist Parsonage in Canton by Rev. Evan Markley.
    LaVeda was a member of the First United Methodist Church, McPherson.
    Survivors include: husband, Charles Regier of the home; son, Kelly Regier of McPherson; daughters, Kathy Burnison and husband, Randy, of Raymore, Mo., and Carol Jonas and husband, Steve, of Marion; sisters, Darlene Everhart of McPherson, and Norma Mittelsteadt of Jamesville, Minn.; brother, Robert Unruh and wife, Mary, of Canton; seven grandchildren, Jon-Jon Burnison (Maggie) of Wichita, Ashley Nelson (Tuck) of Raymore, Mo., Nicolas Jonas of McPherson, Jeremy Jonas (Karen) of McPherson, Corey Jonas (Ariel) of Olathe, Kendall Regier of Wichita, and Staci Regier of Lawrence; three great-grandchildren and one on the way.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, Roland Unruh, sister, Joyce Lawless, brothers-in-law, Carl Lawless, Merlin Mittelsteadt and Richard Everhart.
    The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Karen Rice Ratzlaff officiating.  Burial will be in the McPherson Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stockham Family Funeral Home.
    In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the First United Methodist Church or Harden Hospice in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut St., McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.