Kanytha Avery, age 78 of Lake View, IA, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018, at Unity Point Health Trinity Regional Medical Center in Fort Dodge, IA.
Kanytha was born on September 1, 1940, in Riverside, CA, to parents Ernest and Cloeta (Clayton) Hawkins. She grew up in Riverside, CA where she attended school.
Kanytha raised her five children in California and she kept busy managing motels and bartending. In her free time, she enjoyed reading, playing games and going for long car rides. She was a wonderful mother who loved and cherished her children. She spent lots of time with her many grandchildren and loved watching them grow. Kanytha will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Those left to cherish Kanytha’s memory are her children: James (Sandi) Avery of Early, IA, Tammey (Gary) Yarber of Sac City, IA, Roger (Susan) Avery of Foutana, CA, Lorinda Cory of Alta Loma, CA, Renee (Steve) Griffin of Brentwood, CA; eight grandchildren: Josie, Michael, Kristy, Damian, Daniel, Zack, Hunter and Noah; 15 great-grandchildren: Freya, Michael Jr., Hayden, Clarissa, Courtney, Katelyn, Sophia, Damian Jr., Jeremiah, Jordan, Zoey, Payton, Brooke, Landon and Parker; many nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Kanytha was preceded in death by her parents Ernest Hawkins and Cloeta Harrison and sister Janelda Joy (Hawkins) Collins.
Celebration of Life
3:00 p.m., Saturday
September 15, 2018
302 Karr Ave