LaVonne R. Ruley, 59, of Lincoln, NE left this earthly life to join her Heavenly Father on December 27, 2017. LaVonne battled mightily against breast and ovarian cancer, but passed away from MDS Leukemia – peacefully in her home, surrounded by loving family, friends, and her pup pups.
LaVonne was born on April 16, 1958 in Aurora, IL to Delores Mae (McCray) and Lloyd LaVerne Keslar. She graduated from Lincoln Northeast High School in 1976.
LaVonne married James Ruley on 12-4-1993, and to this union LaVonne was blessed with the light of her life, James Devin Ruley.
LaVonne was a RN and worked at Bryan Hospital and the Nebraska Heart Institute as a Cath Nurse for 39 years. Her caring touch left an impact with many patients and their families. Her sense of humor eased the most difficult of situations.
While balancing family and career she made time for Jimmy, being his strongest supporter of all his endeavors, especially his baseball and basketball teams. She had an affection for pets, always counting one or more dogs as members of the family. In recent months, granddaughter Addilyn Mae occupied a special place in her life
LaVonne enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and travelling with friends. Special interests include Husker Sports and the Kansas City Royals baseball games.
LaVonne is survived by son James Devin Ruley (Caitlin Roussan) and granddaughter Addilyn Mae of Hoskins, NE; sister LeIla White of Lincoln, NE; sister LaVerna Bakk (James) of Lincoln, NE; and brother Paul Keslar (Deb) of Lincoln, NE; 6 nieces and nephews; and 12 great-nieces/nephews. LaVonne was preceded in death by her parents, Delores and Lloyd Keslar.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on January 5th, 2018 at the Community of Christ Church, 2045 South 44th St (44th & South Streets), Lincoln NE. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family for future designation.