1919 – 2013

A graveside funeral service will be held in the West Side District Cemetery on Friday, June 21, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. for Vena Duvall, 93.  Rev. Tom LeClair will officiate at the service.  Mrs. Duvall was born in Ava, Missouri on September 11, 1919 and passed away in Bakersfield on June 15, 2013.  She came to Fellows in 1921 and remained a westside resident until her death.  She had worked as a secretary for both the high school and college for over 20 years and had been a faithful and longtime member of Community Christian Fellowship.  She was also a Masonic widow.  She was preceded in death by her father, John Leslie Sherman ; her mother, Stella Mae (Brixey) Sherman; sister, Lillis (Sherman) McKinley; brother, Chester Allen Sherman; and granddaughter, Jeanna Lorraine Duvall.  Mrs. Duvall is survived by her sons and their wives, Kenneth Lee and Nancy Duvall of Atascadero and Ronald Alan and Shirl Duvall of Buttonwillow; Ken's children, Kristina, Craig and Kaylene: Ron and Shirl's children, Nicholle Toll and her husband, Matt, Doretta Griffith and her husband, Randy, Gary Letterman and his wife, Martha and Sally Rhoten and her husband, Mike; great-grandchildren, Payton, Diego and Ariana, Nichollas and Samuel, Kearstin, Kyle and Kruz, Jeremy, Amy, Malissa and Amanda and Luke and Eli; nieces and nephews, Pidge Strong, John Sherman, Daisy Sherman Galleto; great nieces and nephews, Deni Strong, Kelly Strong Shepherd, Trevor Sherman, Augie and Reno Galleto.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the West Kern Oil Museum or Alpha House.  There are no visitation hours scheduled and the arrangements are under the direction of the Erickson & Brown Funeral Home.  To express online condolences please visit www.EricksonAndBrown.com.