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LaVonna Carol (Owenby) Schowe-Frye

November 5, 1928 ~ January 2, 2022 (age 93)


LaVonna Carol Schowe-Frye of Warrenton, passed away on January 2, 2022 at the age of 93 with her loving family by her side. 
LaVonna was born November 5, 1928 in Longmont,CO to the late Leonard and Rovena Owenby nee Zeugin. 
LaVonna was a lifetime member of the Warrenton Lions Club and Schuetzenground, former director of the Warren County Senior Center, 75 year member of the American Legion Auxillary, and  member of the Warrenton Baptist Church. LaVonna was a woman with incredible strength and faith, she loved God as much as her family. She was well known and respected in the Warrenton Community. She enjoyed caring for the elderly quilting, embroidery and reading. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, LaVonna led a blessed life with wonderful family and friends. 

LaVonna married Earl W. Schowe on November 16, 1947 in Truesdale, together they celebrated 48 years of marriage,  to that union they were blessed with 5 children. Earl passed away on January 3, 1996. On December 4, 1999 LaVonna married Orven Frye in Warrenton and they celebrated 6 years together before his passing on August 22, 2005.

LaVonna is survived by her 5 children; Diana (Mike) Rooney of Oceanside, CA, Dale (Jill) Schowe of Cassville, MO, Gloria Frye of Warrenton, MO, Melody Schowe of Warrenton, MO, Reva (Mark) Pollard of Warrenton, MO; devoted friends Alfred and Gayle Wheeler of Truesdale; sister, Flo Davis of Lake St. Louis, MO; 13 grandchildren, Greg (Melanie)Schowe,  Dean (Jennifer) Frye, Rachael (John) Bigelow, Jeremy (Dawn) Frye, Eric Schowe, Hillary (Trent) Edwards, Torre Frye, Jarred (Becca) Pollard, Brittany (Casey Wade) Frye, Bryan (Kelsey) Pollard, Jeffrey Reese, Clayton Schowe, Natalie Schowe. 1 step-grandson- Sean Rooney; 11 great-grandchildren, Nora Schowe, Logan Frye, Morgan Frye, Owen Frye, Haley Cole, Andrew Cole, Taylor Frye, Ethan Frye, Olivia Pollard, Gavin Pollard, Charlie Edwards and one great-grandson on the way. 3 step-great-grandchildren, Morgan Rooney, Keegan Rooney and Trenton Edwards; 3 sister-in-laws, Marilyn Owenby, Delores Owenby, and Barbara Owenby all of Warrenton, MO.

She is preceded in death by her father, Leonard William Owenby, mother, Rovena Henrietta Owenby, husbands Earl Schowe and Orven Frye, 3 brothers, Russell Owenby,  Marion Owenby, and Floyd Owenby, sister, Crystal Pruessner. 


Memorial donations can be made to Lippstadt Cemetery, Warren Co. Senior Center or Warrenton Baptist Church in care of Pitman Funeral Home P.O. Box 126 Warrenton, MO 63383


January 7, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Pitman Funeral Home
904 S. Hwy 47
Warrenton, MO 63383

Funeral Service
January 8, 2022

10:00 AM
Pitman Funeral Home
904 S. Hwy 47
Warrenton, MO 63383

Interment following funeral service

Lippstadt Cemetery
Lippstadt Rd.
Warrenton, MO 63385

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