Kathryne LaVonne Underwood, 82, longtime resident of Cedar Rapids, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Northbrook Manor Care Center in Cedar Rapids. Services were held June 20 at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Inurnment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
LaVonne was born in Fairfax, Iowa, on Nov. 18, 1928, to Charles and Kathryne (Buresh) Gibson. She was married to Joyce Underwood Jr. on Nov. 4, 1951, in Fairfax. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1947 and cosmetology school in 1948. LaVonne was a beautician for a number of years and was also employed at Rockwell Collins from 1966 until her retirement in 1989.
Local survivors include a daughter, Cindy (John) Pansegrau of Solon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Northbrook Manor Care Center or the Alzheimer’s Association.