Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Flora “LaVanche” West passed away Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the age of 100 “and 8 months”. She was born Flora Clemma Roselma LaVanche Woodruff in Foresman, Indiana on September 9, 1917, along with her twin brother Floran Theron Gideon “LaVerne” Woodruff to Samuel & Nellie (Hatch) Woodruff. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale, and son Gary; her parents and brothers Samuel, Wesley, Charles, LaZelle and twin Gideon Woodruff; and nephews Paul and Chuck Woodruff.  LaVanche graduated from high school in Terre Haute, IN, and from Indiana State Teachers College. She was a respected and well-loved teacher for 35 years. Her career took her from schools in Lake Village, Morocco, Richmond, and Beaverville to Crown Point and Valparaiso. They lived in Crown Point many years before moving 50 years ago to Valparaiso. She enjoyed her family and many friends. Along with many other organizations she was proud to be a member of the DAR, Valparaiso Women’s Club and neighborhood card club.  Surviving are nieces and nephews: Ellen (Woodruff) Anderson (Jerry) Hobart; Jane (Woodruff) McDaniel (Doug) Hobart; Jan (Woodruff) Smith, Westfield; Pam Woodruff, Tipton; Kim Woodruff (Marion) Noblesville. Great nieces and nephews: Vicki McComas (Terry), Bob Woodruff, Jennifer (Anderson) Lucas (David), Jeff Anderson (Melissa), Jon Woodruff, Shawn Smith, Jared Woodruff, Emily Woodruff.
A visitation will be held Friday 10 am – 12 noon at Moeller Funeral Home, Valparaiso with funeral service at 12:00 noon, Rev. Doug McDaniel officiating. Burial to follow (2:30 pm) at Lake Village Cemetery, Lake Village, IN.  Memorial donations may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation at JDRF IL, 1 n Lasalle St., Chicago, IL 60602.

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