Mrs. LaFont was born on Feb. 8, 1949 in Washington, Mo.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, John Allen LaFont; two sons, Matt LaFont and Abby and Drew LaFont and Amanda; six grandchildren, Cannon Andrew, Max Allen, Banks Matthew, Rowan John, Piper Brown and Finley Grace; one brother, Hal Schmitt of Bowling Green, Ky.; and two sisters, Marilyn Fritzler of Cape Girardeau, Mo. and Jane Mysock of Tulsa, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Robbie Buchanan Schmitt.
Funeral service was held at Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Paducah with Rev. Corey Aker and Rev. Paul Donner officiating.
Burial followed at Metropolis Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers were Hal Schmitt, Landon Hughes, Jake Rone, Charles L. Rodgers, Steven LaFont, Matt LaFont, Drew LaFont and Mark Hobbs.
Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908; or National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Tribute and Memorial Gifts, 1867 Lackland Hill Parkway, St. Louis, MO 63146.
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis was in charge of arrangements.