In loving memory of Vaneta Malone: 1936-2023


Vaneta Elaine Malone died at the age of 87 on Nov. 27, 2023. She was born April 29, 1936, and grew up in Rufus, Oregon. 

After marriage, they settled in Adna, Washington, on the family farm, raising five children and lots of animals. Vaneta was a member of Crego Grange and the Rebekah Lodge and spent many years as a volunteer at her church, the Lewis County Historical Museum, the hospital gift shop and the information booth at the Centralia Outlets. 

Vaneta was preceded in death by her husband, Francis John Malone, son, Rollie Malone, and a whole host of other family members. Survivors include son, John Malone; daughters, Chris Knudsvig, Gloria Millam and Karen Malone; brother, Tom Morris; sister, Sue Williams; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

The family would like to extend their deep appreciation to Swaza Adult Family Home for their love and care of our mom. 

Visitation and service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at Cattermole Funeral Home in Winlock. The burial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 7, in Crawfordville, Oregon. 

At peace singing a new song 


When the perishable 

has been clothed with 

the imperishable, and the 

mortal with immortality, 

then the saying that is written 

will come true: 

“Death has been swallowed 

up in victory.” 

Where, O death, is your victory? 

Where, O death is your sting.” 

-1 Corinthians 15:54-55