Our loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend passed away on October 8, 2015, at the age of 95. Vanna was born June 17, 1920, in Atlantic Mine, MI, to Dominic and Lucille Ciucci. She will be dearly missed!
Family was her treasure. She loved to sew and she especially enjoyed making Raggedy Ann dolls for her children and grandchildren.
Vanna is survived by her children, Charles (Bonnie) Lyons, Jr., Bud (Audrey) Lyons, Sharon (Jeff) Carey, Jon Lyons, William Lyons, Robert (Glenda) Lyons and Jacquelyn Swager; 25 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and her brother, Robert (Ellen) Ciucci. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 27 years, Charles Lyons, Sr., her parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 2 granddaughters, and 1 son-in-law.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at Maranatha Baptist Church, 2300 N. Waverly Rd., Lansing, MI. Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Her family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Online condolences may be left for her family at www.EstesLeadley.com