LaDelle Cunningham


June 17, 2016 - 12:00 AM

LaDelle Mavis Carlson Cunningham died Wednesday, June 15, 2016. LaDelle was born Oct. 28, 1923, the daughter of Eric and Julia (Swanson) Carlson in Elsmore. She attended Country School near Elsmore before graduating from Elsmore High School in 1941. LaDelle graduated from the Coffeyville Beauty Academy in 1942. She then worked as a cosmetologist in Chanute, Erie and Stark.

She was a life-long member of Friends Home Lutheran Church of Savonburg, where she was a Sunday School teacher and superintendent for 30 years. She was also a member of Dorcas & WELCA organizations of the church and the Town & Country Friends Club.

LaDelle was married to Fred Cunningham Jr. at Friends Home Lutheran Church on Nov. 26, 1944. He preceded her in death on Aug. 24, 1994. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Leonard Carlson, and two sisters, LaVance Johnson and LaVonne Atteberry.

She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Merrill and Wendy Cunningham, Chanute, Randall and Kathy Cunningham, Jonesborough, Tenn., and Rosann and Tim Wood, Lenexa; sister-in-law, Virginia Cunningham, Emporia; eight grandchildren, Scott and Staci Cunningham, Steven and Kelley Cunningham, Stuart and Becca Cunningham, Chanute, Leslie and Preston Fulton, Litchfield Park, Ariz., Lisa and Barron Snider, Oklahoma City, Joshua Cunningham, Hilton Head, S.C., Colleen and Jason Greene and Coushatta Cunningham, Annapolis, Md.; and 11 great-grandchildren, Susanne and Sadie Cunningham, Madison, Emily and Weslee Cunningham, Kylee Burgess, Shea and Llian Cunningham, Hudson and Luke Fulton and Ellie Snider.


Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Friends Home Lutheran Church, Savonburg, with burial to follow in the Elsmore Cemetery. She will lie in state from noon to 5 p.m. at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, 344 N. Cedar, Moran. Memorials are suggested to the Friends Home Lutheran Church and may be left with the funeral home. Condolences to family may be left at

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