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Averilla M. "Avie" (Truax) Strausborger

December 18, 1931 ~ December 16, 2019 (age 87)


Averilla May Truax Strausborger, 87, passed peacefully on Monday, December 16, 2019  surrounded by her family.  She was born to Averil S. and Marguerite J. (Marks) Truax on December 18, 1931.

On July 12, 1952 she married Weldon C. Strausborger and began their family. Avie is preceded death by her husband and parents. She is also preceded by a brother, Ronald A. Truax; two sisters, Mary H. Neff and Patricia Royce; and a son-in-law, Eugene Lasarenko.

Left to cherish her memory are daughters, Rill L. Lasarenko and Kim A. Andrews; granddaughters Ashley N. Lasarenko and MacKenzie L. Andrews; and a brother, James Truax.

Avie worked at C.G. Conn as a secretary until she took time off to raise Rill and Kim.  She joined Putnam Imports, and retired from Gurley Leep working in the office. Avie held various offices over the 61 years she was a member of the Delta Theta Chi Sorority and  was a volunteer and member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

Avie was a devoted wife and mother, spending many hours getting her daughters to and from their many activities, including chaperoning swim team and baton practices and competitions. She loved to read and enjoyed singing,

A service for Avie will be Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 1:00PM with a visitation one hour prior at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at Rice Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Center for Hospice Care of Elkhart.

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December 19, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home Inc.
403 W. Franklin Street
Elkhart, IN 46516

Funeral Service
December 19, 2019

1:00 PM
Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home
403 W. Franklin St.
Elkhart, IN 46516


Center for Hospice
501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka IN 46545

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