Josefina Lavenant, 92, passed away on Sunday, February 5, 2017 in Newton, Kansas.Josefina was born on December 28, 1924 in El Paso, Texas to Donacinco and Isabel Flores. Josefina was married to Eugenio Lavenant. He preceded her in death on April 8, 1981. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, reading and time with friends. She also especially enjoyed her Mexican music. She was a member of the American G.I. Forum, Altar Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m., Friday, February 10th at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Newton. The Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, February 11th, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.
A visitation is scheduled from 2:00 -5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 10th at Petersen Funeral Home. The family will be present to greet friends and family at the visitation. A graveside committal will follow the Mass at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Newton.
She is survived by her children: Josie and Bill Jenn, Eugenio and Geniece Lavenant Jr., Tina Gonzales, Robert and Lynne Lavenant; eight grandchildren; and seventeen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents: Donacinco and Isabelle Flores; husband: Eugenio Lavenant Sr., Jacinto and sisters: Rose Carrillo and Lupe Phillips.
A memorial has been set up for Our Lady of Guadalupe Legacy of Faith Building Fund.