Leona D. Vavak
Age - 85
6/6/1928 - 11/24/2013

Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 AM, 
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
St. Bonaventure Catholic Church
1565 18th Avenue
Columbus,  NE 

7:00 PM, 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM, 
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
McKown Funeral Home
Columbus,  NE 
Visitation continues Wednesday morning
from 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. also at the funeral home.

Family Interment
All Saints Cemetery
Columbus,  NE 
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Leona died Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Mory's Haven in Columbus.

Leona D. "Toody" Vavak was born June 6, 1928 in Howells, Nebraska to Joseph and Marie (Bulin) Koren. She graduated from Howells High School. Leona married Howard Vavak on May 15, 1953 in Grand Island, Nebraska. The couple lived in David City for many years. Leona worked for various nursing homes in the area and also did in home care for many years. She also cooked at the New World Inn, Husker House, Morys Haven, Cottonwood House and worked at the Muffin Shop for years. She was a member of St. Bonaventure Church. Leona enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by:

Son: Ken "JoJo" Jenkins of Mesa, AZ
Daughter: RoxAnne (Bob) Sutherland of Columbus, NE
Daughter: Dena (Al) Long of Bruno, NE
Grandson: Corey (Jenny) Sylvester of Columbus, NE
Grandson: Jason (Jessica) Sylvester of Genoa, NE
Granddaughter: Amber (Chad) Wiedeman of Genoa, NE
Granddaughter: Sarah (Justin) Sorenson of Columbus, NE
Grandson: Aaron (Lindsey) Long of Shelby, NE
Granddaughter: MacKenzie (Jason) Long of Bruno, NE
Granddaughter: Andrea Sutherland of Lincoln, NE
Grandson: Kyle Long of Bruno, NE
Great Grandson: Jackson Sylvester
Great Granddaughter: Jaylynn Sylvester
Great Grandson: Jordan Craft
Great Grandson: Caiden Sorensen
Great Grandson: Hunter Long
Great Grandson: Gage Long
Great Granddaughter: Ashlynn Long
Great Granddaughter: Taylor Ware
Her cat: Moses

She was preceded in death by:

Parents: Joseph and Marie Koren
Husband: Howard Vavak
Infant Daughter
All of her Brothers and Sisters
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