Ivia Freida Whitaker Kanode

Ivia Freida Whitaker Kanode, 96, of Pulaski County, Va., passed peacefully on Friday, June 13, 2014.  She was the daughter of the late David Dexter Whitaker and Nannie B. Semones Whitaker.  She was also preceded in death by her son, Willard Duane Kanode, her grandson, Roy Lee Blevins Jr., her brothers, David A. “Bud” Whitaker and John Roy Whitaker and by her sisters, Donna Irene Sullivan and Elsie Jane Collins.

Ivia was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Pulaski, Va., and a former member of Draper Valley Presbyterian Church.  Ivia worked in the Pulaski County School System and was fondly known as the “Lunch Lady,” both at Central Elementary and Critzer Elementary Schools.

Surviving are her husband of 76 years on June 18, Charles Willard Kanode, daughter and son-in-law, Pat and Doug Lindamood; granddaughter, JoAnna Lynn Kanode, and many nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Wednesday, June 18 at 7 p.m. from the Stevens Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Hugh Kilgore officiating.

Visiting will be held at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until the service hour.  Burial will be in Hufford Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Pulaski County Christmas Store, P. O. Box 2227, Pulaski, Va. 24301, or to the Pulaski Daily Bread, P. O. Box 824, Pulaski, Va. 24301, or to the First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir, 135 Fourth St., NW, Pulaski, Va. 24301.

The Kanode family is in the care of Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va. The family will be meeting at the “Homeplace” 4478 Brookmont Rd., Pulaski, Va.



4 Responses to Ivia Freida Whitaker Kanode

  1. Roger Dale Gregory

    June 17, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Hi Pat,
    Sorry to hear of your mom passing I know your brother passed a few years ago. You should remember me, I lived beside my grandfather across the road from the school and your folks were beside the school and ran a store. I miss my friends from Pulaski and try to visit often.
    Again very sorry about your mom,she was so nice, your dad as well.
    Sorry to use this means to write you, I had no idea
    how to contact any of you. Please phone or write soon.
    Love, Roger
    336 249-3018 404 old hwy 29 Lexington, NC 27292

  2. Bertha Kanode Rupe

    June 18, 2014 at 7:54 am

    Pat, I am sorry about your mom..love and prayers
    to you and uncle Willard

    love Bertha

  3. Helen Guynn

    June 18, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. May the Lord give you peace and comfort.
    I believe she was a great friend to you as well as a great wife. Both of you always so friendly.
    I still have the corn silk dolls that you and she gave me years ago.
    Praying for you.
    Helen Guynn

  4. Bob Sullivan

    June 18, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    So sorry for the loss of Aunt Ivy, Blessings to Uncle Willard and Cousin Pat. We have prayed for the Lord to comfort you all. I am so happy I got to visit with Aunt Ivy as I was in Pulaski attending funerals and preaching there last summer. You all will always be in our heart. Bonnie sends her regards also.


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