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“Our deep sympathy on the passing of your wonderful Mom. She was so kind and had such a warm smile. When we were young, she invited us to stay in...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Brian and Robby Hubbard - IN

“I will remember Ina fondly, she was always kind and helpful, she was the type that would give you her last penny if it would help you. My condolence...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Rose Mikels - Lafayette, IN

“My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss.Cathy ”
3 of 15 | Posted by: Cathy(Bongen) Connell - IN

“To Red and all my Second Cousins (who always felt like Cousins), I would like to express my sincere condolences. Over time, I hope that all of you...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Tim Hubbard Regina, Saskatchewan

“We were saddened to hear of Ina Jean's passing. We remember her wonderful smile and calm demeanor. We will miss her. ”
5 of 15 | Posted by: Kevin and Carol Hubbard - Dunedin, FL

“Dear Family members from Aunt Betty's family, we all knew Ina Jean as our Mother's "little sister" since they were only 11 years apart in age. There...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Terri (Hubbard) Rearick - Chicago, IL

“To the LaFon family: We are thinking of you all during this time of your great loss. Our hearts and prayers go out to you and hope she will always...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Bill and Sandy Bresnahan - GA

“Dad said Ina Jean used to babysit my Sister & Brother. My wife Sue used to sell Avon to them. Ina Jean will be greatly missed, she was such a warm...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Robert E Bresnahan Sr, Michael & Katherine(Sue) Bresnahan - FL

“Sherry and family, So sorry to read of Ina's passing. I have fond memories from working with her at St. Elizabeth. I think most of you worked...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Ford Fuller - Homer, IL

“Mom - When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Thank you for all the memories. I love you and miss you. ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Sharrie - IN - daughter

“I am so sorry for your loss. I had the priveledge to meet for a short time, and was a very nice person. Prayers for your family. ”
11 of 15 | Posted by: Diane Henderson - Hobart, IN

“Karen and Family, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. You all are in my prayers Diane Butler Graham ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Diane Butler Graham - Bradenton, FL

“My first memory of Ina was in the E.R. at St. E. where she worked with my mother and a good many of the St. Lawrence and Central Catholic family,...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Leslie Criswell - Shreveport,, LA

“Thoughts and prayers in your time of loss to the entire LaFon Family. Ina Jean was a wonderful woman, and one I will never forget! ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Jackie Shoaf-Becker - Lafayette, IN

“Rest in peace, Ina! You were so deeply loved by your family. They know you are now their angel. ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Monica Ward - Brookston, IN


Ina Jean (Mulvey) LaFon, 78, of Lafayette, passed away at 5:35 p.m. on Sunday, January 19, 2014 with family by her side. Born September 28, 1935, she was the daughter of the late Eugene and Nora Eileen (Bresnahan) Mulvey. She was a 1953 graduate of St. Francis High School.
Ina Jean married Gerald LaFon on July 2, 1954 in Lafayette and he survives. She worked as a switchboard operator for I.U. Hospital for 14 years, retiring in 2013. She had previously worked in insurance and billing at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was a member of American Legion Post #11 Women's Auxiliary. Ina Jean enjoyed reading, playing Euchre, traveling, hummingbird watching and spending time with her family. She loved to cook and bake.
Surviving with her husband are her four daughters, Karen E. Getts (husband, Larry) of Fort Wayne, IN, Sharon M. Leingang of Lafayette, Ina M. Heide (husband, Aric) of Blackduck, MN, and Brenda A. Riley of Seymour, IN; her two sons, Jeffrey E. LaFon (Tina Clouse-LaFon) of Myrtle Beach, SC and Ron C. LaFon (wife, Lisa) of Battle Ground, IN; 22 grandchildren, Jeremy, Casey (Samantha), Trisha, and Chad (Lynley) Taylor, William (Emily) Getts, Amanda LaFon, Amber (Aaron) Moreno, Justin, Gabe, Grant (Amanda), and Jenna Leingang, Kellie (Scott) Mistic, Jamie (Corey) DuPuy, Jared (Emma) LaFon, Melissa (Ryan) Mistic, Adam (Sarah), Jacob (Jordan), Danielle (Joshua), and Alexandria Heide, Henry III (Samantha) and Emily Riley, and Josh Hounshel; and 18 great-grandchildren, Jonathan, Sonja, Cadence, Elliana, Elena, Lauren, Ayla, Quinn, Cameron, Blake, Madison, Remington, Imrie, Brody, Baileigh, Landon, Payton, and Brooklyn; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorial visitation one hour prior to the 10 a.m. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday at St. Ann's Church with Father Dominic Young officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Signature Healthcare for the popcorn machine fund. A special thanks to Signature Healthcare staff and St. Elizabeth Hospice. Hippensteel Funeral Home is entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralservice.com