Lynne Von Kanel, 75, of Helena-West Helena passed away Thursday, June 14 in Little Rock.

Lynne Von Kanel, 75, of Helena-West Helena passed away Thursday, June 14 in Little Rock. Mrs. Von Kanel was born Sept.19, 1936 in Helena to the late Fay and Dorothy Cunningham Vanvalkenburgh. She received her Registered Nursing Degree from Phillips County Community College and worked with Dr. P. Vasudevan as well as nursing 20 years at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the P.E.O. Club.
Mrs. Von Kanel leaves her husband Otto Paul Von Kanel Jr. of Helena-West Helena; son, Otto Paul
Von Kanel III of Helena-West Helena; two daughters, Debbi Brawley (Mike) of Edgemont and Julie
Von Kanel of Westbrook, Conn.; a granddaughter, Rachel Ferguson, a brother, Fay Vanvalkenburgh Jr. (Marsha) of Conway; and an aunt, Virginia Rice of Helena.

Memorial services for Lynne Von Kanel will be held t 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Helena. Father Benoit Mukamba CSSp will officiate. Rosary services will be 6 p.m. Monday at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in Helena-West Helena with visitation immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 123 Columbia St., Helena, AR. 72342; Arkansas Children’s Hospital, 1 Children’s Way, Slot 661, Little Rock, AR. 72202; or to the Central Arkansas Audubon Society, 3103 Imperial Valley Drive, Little Rock, AR, 72212.

Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena (870) 572-2571, will direct services. Online guestbook www.rollerfuneralhomes.com