In loving memory of

LaVonne Pearl Morehead
August 1, 1934 - April 12, 2021

LaVonne P. Morehead, 86, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Monday evening, April 12, 2021, just hours before her husband of 67 years, Stuart Morehead passed away. They both passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.

A joint memorial service celebrating their lives will be held at 6 P.M., Friday, April 16, 2021, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held 3 to 6 P.M. prior to the service at the funeral home. Cremation has taken place. A private burial will be held at a later date at East Iron Hill Cemetery, rural Maquoketa, Iowa.

It will be required to utilize face masks and to observe social distancing guidelines during the visitation and services.

LaVonne Pearl Clark was born on August 1, 1934 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Clayton and Evelyn Marie (Peoples) Clark. She was a 1952 graduate of Maquoketa High School. Upon graduation, she worked at the Jackson County ASC Office until her marriage to Stuart Earl Morehead on November 7, 1954 in Maquoketa, Iowa.

LaVonne farmed with her husband northwest of Maquoketa, retiring in 2018. She was a true farmer's wife, working alongside her husband while raising a family, running a household and keeping a garden. Home cooked meals with home raised produce and delicious baked desserts were her specialty.

She enjoyed farming, gardening, cooking from scratch, playing cards and crocheting. She shared her love of horses with her daughters and grandchildren.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Stuart "Lynn" (Karen) Morehead of Maquoketa, IA, LuAnn (Marty Thole) Cahill of Maquoketa, IA, and Angie (Mike) McClintock of Harrison, AR; 7 grandchildren, April (CJ Wilhelm) Till, Erin (Matt) Weis, Austin (Vanessa) Cahill, Tim (Maisie) Morehead, Levi (Brittni) Larkey, Nate (Kimberly) Cahill, and Brandi (Fowler) Tomasich; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings, Larry "Butch" (Carol) Clark of Zwingle, IA, Roger Clark of Zwingle, IA, Darlene Clark Butz of Des Moines, IA, and Betty (Tom) Streets of Scotch Grove, IA; and sister-in-law, Carolyn Clark (Neil) Morehead of Maquoketa, IA. Her husband Stuart Morehead survived her until he passed away on April 13, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters Janet Lee and Jan Ellen, a brother Robert, sisters Ruth Siegel and Lois Elkins, and a great-granddaughter Lauren Lynn Weis.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Hospice of Jackson County.

The Carson Celebration of Life Center is caring for the family. Online condolences may be left at


ed dunne wrote on Apr 18, 2021:

"Morehead family. To the Lady that always had a beautiful garden each year. Rest in peace. Betty, Ed, Janice Dunne"

Rhonda Disney Gohlmann wrote on Apr 17, 2021:

"Brian and I are so sorry to hear about this sad time of losing such a couple that provided much warmth to those that were around them. Our Emeline 4H group shared many laughs and horse rides that also provided yummy treats by your Mom. She always had such a warm smile of kindness. My sympathies. "

Angel (Potter) Schiffer wrote on Apr 15, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy for all of Lavonne\'s family and loved ones . . sooo many memories, too many to share here, just know you\'re all in my thoughts and prayers. May God\'s love and peace wrap around you all as you prepare to celebrate the life of your mother, grandmother, mother-in-law, aunt, ( as well as your father, grandfather, father-in-law, uncle ) . God bless!"

Jody Sutton wrote on Apr 14, 2021:

"My deepest sympathy to the family. Sending love and prayers Jody"

Douglas L. Hayward wrote on Apr 14, 2021:

"We are saddened to hear of Lavonne and Stuart\'s passing. I remember Lavonne talking about her love of horses when I was a boy. In Lavonne\'s obituary, I read about Lavonne\'s gift of good cooking. I remember Sunday get-togethers at Aunt Evelyn\'s where all the food was delicious. I will remember Lavonne and Stuart in the days to come. I will light a candle for them next Sunday at church. Douglas L. Hayward, Shawn and Crystal Gaskins and Family."