Lavenna (Lou) Beach, age 90, died Wednesday morning, February 17, 2021 in the Meadows residence, a caring and loving community at the Courtyards Senior Living in Knoxville. She was born in Stone, Kentucky, September 1, 1930 to Arthur and Belva (Centers) Duncan. She is the oldest of seven children. She was married to George (‘Ady’) Vowell in Lake City, Tennessee in 1947 and was married for 44 years. They lived half of that time on the coastline of southern California. After George’s death she was remarried to Charles A. Beach, for 19 years. After his passing in 2011 she continued with her hobbies and crafting. She loved her family and loved to plant flowers. She played piano in her younger years and was very active in several churches in California while residing there for many years. Lou has worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant in Clinton, Tennessee in the mid 80’s to early 90’s. Lou loved her elder residents in her care through those years. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Harry Duncan and Austin Duncan also by her sister Patty Duncan and grandchildren, Aaron Vowell and Michaela Buckner. She is survived by her brother Jim Duncan (wife Donna), her sisters Gloria Norfalise and Myra Crawford all in Anderson County and sister-in-law Dorothy Duncan in Lee’s Summitt, Mo. She also leaves two sons, Ron Vowell (wife Gigmar) and Randy Vowell (wife Mary) along with two daughters, Rhonda Beffre (husband Gene) and Robin Hoffman. Lou had 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and great-grandchildren. She will be missed by all who loved her. She will be laid to rest in Leach Cemetery, Lake City next to her husband, George. The family will have a graveside service at a later date.
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