LaVada Mae (Steinle) Small, 80, of Bunker Hill, Kansas, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at the Russell Regional Hospital in Russell, Kansas.
LaVada was born August 22, 1937 on the family farm south of Bunker Hill. She grew up in the Bunker Hill area and graduated from Bunker Hill High School. She then attended Beauticians School in Dodge City.
LaVada was united in marriage to Noyd L.Small on January 5, 1958 in Russell. This union was blessed with a son, David. They made their home in the Russell area for a couple of years before moving out to the farm near Bunker Hill. Noyd preceded her in death on May 22, 1991.
LaVada was a Beautician for many years in Russell. She also helped Noyd on the Farm. She was a very active member of the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church and is the current President of the United Methodist Women. She was a big hearted lady that touched many people. Her family was very important to her and she loved attending all family events.
LaVada’s surviving family include her son, David Small and companion Julie Dreher of Bunker Hill, Kansas; niece, Holly Betts (Larry) of Heber Springs, Arkansas; brother, LaVern Steinle of Bunker Hill, Kansas; sister, Velda Hudnall of Great Bend, Kansas; grandson, Tanner Small and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Noyd, and sisters, Esther Foran and Edna Small.
Celebration of LaVada’s Life will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday, October 23, 2017 at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary of Russell with Pastor Michael Eurit officiating. A private family committal will follow at the Bunker Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary with the family present to greet friends from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Memorials have been established with the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church or United Methodist Women. Contributions and condolences may be sent to Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary, who is in charge of these arrangements.