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Elizabeth K. Vanderwall

May 14, 1921 ~ June 2, 2020 (age 99)

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Elizabeth Knight Vanderwall, born on May 14, 1921, passed away peacefully at the proud age of 99, of natural causes, surrounded by family at her home in Metairie, LA on Tuesday June 2, 2020.
She is predeceased by her parents, Harry and Victoria Italiano Knight; brother, Sterling J. Knight,
and her adoring husband, Robert F. Vanderwall.
Elizabeth was an exceptional lady. She grew up in New Orleans, La during The Great Depression, served 42 years as a Private Duty RN, after training at Charity School of Nursing, Class of 1942. She attracted many loyal friends of all ages and will be deeply missed by all and certainly never be forgotten. She loved spending time with family and friends, attending social gatherings, luncheons, Mardi Gras Balls, trips to the casino, and going to the movies. She also enjoyed reading, gardening, and especially spoiling her dogs.
She is survived by her two dedicated children, Barbara V. Signorelli (Joseph) and Michael F. Vanderwall (Shirlene); 2 grandchildren, Elizabeth “Mikey” Vanderwall and Melissa “Missy” Sundquist (Stephen); 1 great-grandchild, Mario J. Bonura; a comfort cat, Lily and dog, Daisy May.
A special thanks to her faithful loving caregivers, Joy Ledet and Bianca Harts.
A Funeral Service will be conducted on Friday, June 12, 2020 with visitation 10:00 am-11:00 am then Mass at Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home, 1600 N. Causeway Blvd., Metairie, LA 70001. Interment to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to the U.S. Department of Veterans affairs, Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. Expressions of love and sympathy may be placed and viewed online at www.Tharpsontheimerfh.com

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Funeral Mass
June 12, 2020

11:00 AM
Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home
1600 North Causeway Blvd
Metairie, LA 70001

Video is available for this event


Greenwood Cemetery
City Park Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70119

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