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Thomas Elliott Lanham

December 24, 1938 December 15, 2018
Thomas Elliott Lanham
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Obituary for Thomas Elliott Lanham

Vinton—Thomas Elliott Lanham, 79, passed away Saturday, December 15, 2018 following a sudden illness. A memorial visitation celebrating Tom’s life will be held from 4 to 6 pm Wednesday, December 26, 2018 at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home.
Tom was born December 24, 1938, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Robert and Ola Lipscomb Lanham. He was the oldest of thirteen children. He attended school in Williamsburg, Ohio.
Tom moved to Iowa in 1967 and was a self-employed painter. He married Sharon K. Rouse and they had two children, Rochelle M. Lanhan and Amber L. Lanham. They later divorced. Tom married Dina Dronebarger and had three step-children, Tonya, Tammy and Ben. Tom and Dina later divorced. He enjoyed the outdoors; hunting, fishing and trapping but his greatest joy came from his family.
He is survived by his daughter, Rochelle (Steve Teneyck) Lanham of Garrison; five grandchildren, Destiny (Jon Poorman) Lanham, Taylor (Chase Merchant) Lanham, Olivia and Nyomi Lanham and Oscar and four great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Amber.
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home is caring for Tom and his family. Condolences may be left at

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4:00 PM 12/26/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/26/2018 6:00:00 PM
Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

Van Steenhuyse Funeral Home
1212 1st Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

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