Veronica "Ronnie" Awis passed from this world into eternal life on April 17, 2019 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. A memorial service will be held at 2pm on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Stillwater. Strode Funeral Home and Cremation is in charge of the arrangements.

She was born on September 9, 1926 to Carl and Mary Ellen (Christoff) Lutz in Detroit, Michigan. She entered the United States Cadet Nursing Corps to train as a Registered Nurse after graduating from Dominican High School and continued in her nursing career in Michigan and Florida until the age of 78. She also trained and performed throughout her life as a professional singer. She earned a BA in Fine Arts from St. Joseph College at the age of 60.

Veronica married Edward Awis in 1950. Together they owned and operated Avis Plumbing in Royal Oak, Michigan. Veronica, her husband and five children moved from Michigan to Cape Coral, Florida in 1965 where they reestablished Avis Plumbing. She lived in Florida until her health needs resulted in a move to Stillwater in 2012. Veronica was a certified pilot and navigator in the Power Squadron and even sailed a sailboat from Florida to Michigan. She was a member of many organizations. She founded the Southwest Florida Symphony Society, served as their first President and was a lifetime member. She is survived by four children: Jo Awis Kahn (Brian)-Stillwater, Brian E. Awis (Anne Marie)-Cape Coral, Florida, Beth Awis Goodpasture (Charlie)-Plano, Texas and Karen Awis Ebbert- Ft. Myers Beach, Florida); 10 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren with one more due in August. She was pre-deceased by her parents, her brother John Lutz, her husband Edward Awis, and her son Donald Awis.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Stillwater First United Methodist Church Music Ministry.

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Published on April 29, 2019
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Ron & Connie (Lutz) Del Bello
May 08, 2019
Dear Auntie.....You will always be a candle of light to us. Rest in peace. We Love You!! xoxo