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Iona Placencia, 99, of Danville, passed away at 10:50 p.m. June 15, 2017. Iona was born in Danville on June 5, 1918, the daughter of Clyde and Ella Crowder.
Iona is survived by her daughter, Joyce A. Gardner of Oakwood; son, Gary W. (Betty) Scarlett of Texas; step-daughter, Rosalyn (Louise) Perez of California; five grandchildren, Lisa (David) Watson, Michael (Amy) Scarlett, Tiffany (Brett) Harrison all of Texas, Ryan Gardner of Ridge Farm, Matt (Susie) Gardner of Ridge Farm; and eight great-grandchildren.
Iona is preceded in death by her husband, Ricardo Placencia; son, Jack W. Scarlett; and daughter, Cheryl L. Priest.
Iona was a graduate of Danville High School in 1936. She lived 25 years in California before moving back to Danville where she spent the rest of her years. In her spare time, she could be found gardening and she enjoyed playing Bingo. Iona will be missed by her family and everyone she met over her many years.
A Graveside Service for Iona will be held at Spring Hill Cemetery at 301 E. Voorhees St. in Danville on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Dave Garver. Sunset has been entrusted in making the arrangements.
Please join Iona's family in sharing memories, photos, and videos on her tribute wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com.
Published on June 17, 2017
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