Lavon D. Ivins

Lavon D. Ivins, 60, of Bluffton, IN, and having family members in Huntington County, IN, died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 7, 2017, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. Ivins graduated from Southern Wells High School in 1975. She retired from the lawn and garden center at the Bluffton Walmart in 2009.

She was born June 22, 1957, in Fort Wayne to Wayne E. and Patricia “Patti” Ann Safewright Penrod. Her father survives in Poneto. She married Kevin R. Ivins on June 21, 2003, in Bluffton, and he survives.

Additional survivors include two children, Casey (Mike) Householder, of North Judson, and Logan (Anne) Gerber, of Fort Wayne; a brother, Richard (Stacey) Penrod, of Bluffton; her mother-in-law, Evelyn Ivins, of Bluffton; a brother-in-law, Brent (Julie Johnston) Ivins, of Bluffton; a sister-in-law, Kim Ivins, of Bluffton; and three grandchildren, Emiley Householder, Michael Householder and Alyssa Householder, all of North Judson.

A service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. at the Thoma/Rich, Lemler Funeral Home, in Bluffton, with Rev. Jim Poling officiating. The family will hold a private burial at Grove Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Wells County Animal Shelter.

Online condolences may be made at www.thomarich.com.