Neal and Catherine "Lavonne" Losure

Neal and Catherine "Lavonne" Losure


On Friday, November 20, 2020, at 1:58 p.m., Neal E. Losure, 82, passed away at Marion General Hospital. Approximately 19 hours later, the love of his life, Catherine "Lavonne" Losure, 78, passed away on Saturday, November 21. They both passed away due to complications from Covid-19. Neal and Lavonne were married on June 19, 1959, and celebrated 61 years of marriage this summer.

Neal was born on August 6, 1938, to the late Brainerd and Mary Jane Losure. He joined the Air Force and served for three months, before he was medically discharged. He then worked as a die maker at Fisher Body for 33 years, retiring on October 31, 2000. Neal enjoyed watching Nascar, especially Jeff Gordon, playing the lottery, and keeping up with things on Facebook. He liked woodworking and remodeled their home.

Lavonne was born on January 17, 1942, to the late Charles and Mary Persinger. She was a dedicated wife and mother and worked as a homemaker. She was a member of the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed gardening, going on her daily walks, playing on her Kindle, and painting carousel horses. She was an honest person who would do anything she could to help someone.

Neal and Lavonne were voted King and Queen of Fairmount in 2014, and they were proud of that accomplishment. They were members of The River Church in Marion, and they had volunteered at Helping Hands. Their favorite pastime was taking their golf cart on a daily ride. You could always know when to watch for them, as they always took the same route at the same time each day.

Neal and Lavonne are survived by five children, Sherry (Dave) Harwood, Warsaw, Debbie Goodpaster, Marion, Madeana (Lonnie) Carter, Milford, Sheila (Bruce Browning) Trexler, Marion, and Charles "Chuck" (Angel Bailey) Losure; 17 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; Godchildren; several nieces and nephews; family friends, the Trader's, Pence's, Drook's, and Patton's; and 3 beloved pets, Peyton, JoJo, and Precious; Also surviving are Neal's brother, Donald Losure, Pensacola, FL; and sisters, Madonna Hecox, Swayzee, and Jacklyn (Roscoe) Johnson, Marion; and Lavonne's brother-in-law, Phillip Smith, Fairmount; and sister-in-law, Maria Persinger, TX.

They were preceded in death by their son-in-law, Brian Goodpaster; several nieces and nephews; Neal's father and step-mother, Brainerd and Basha "Mae", and mother, Mary Jane; sister, Barbara (Roy) Coons; brother-in-law, Hugh Hecox; sister-in-law, Jean Losure; Lavonne's parents, Charles and Mary; sister, Carolyn Sue Smith; and brothers, Charles Lee, Jr. and Ronald Eugene Persinger.

Arrangements for Neal and Lavonne have been entrusted to the Fairmount Chapel of Armes-Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 415 South Main Street, where a visitation will be held on Friday, November 27, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. A graveside service will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Park Cemetery, with Pastor Matthew Trexler officiating. Due to circumstances regarding Covid-19, masks and social distancing will be required at the funeral home and at the graveside.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Cancer Services of Grant County. Online memories and condolences may be shared at


Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fairmount Chapel - Armes - Hunt Funeral Home and Cremation Services

415 S Main Street
Fairmount, Indiana 46928-1929

Fri, Nov 27, 2020 at 2:30 pm
Park Cemetery

150 E.
Fairmount, IN 46928

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