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OCTOBER 20, 1932 ~ JANUARY 31, 2019 (AGE 86)
Barbara Lawrence, 86, of Mount Vernon, Illinois, formerly of Edwardsville,
Illinois, passed away at 11:49 P.M. January 31, 2019 at SSM Health Good
Samaritan Hospital. She was born October 20, 1932 in Perry County, Illinois
to the late William and Helen (Lunneman) Lawrence.
Barbara is survived by her siblings, Mary Elliston and husband, Terry of
Waltonville, Illinois and Gary Lawrence and wife, Barb (Stern) of Mount
Sterling, Illinois; sister-in-law, Veronica (Poiter) Lawrence of Wolf Lake,
Illinois; nephews, Jared Elliston, Mark Elliston, Kyle Lawrence, Mike
Lawrence, and Steve Lawrence; nieces, Cathy Kilbert, Teri Cira, Gail
Lawrence, Cindy Olesen, Lori Fuller, and Theresa Siwek; and several
great-nieces and great-nephews.
In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her siblings,
William "Bill" Lawrence and Noel Ann Lawrence; one infant brother; one
infant niece; and nephew, Gary Scott Lawrence.
Barbara graduated with a PhD from Saint Louis University and worked as a
professor of English at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She was a
volunteer at Olive Anderson Hospital in Maryville and was very active at
Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Edwardsville, where she served as a
Eucharist Minister and a Lector. Barbara was also a past active member of
the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved to go to amusement
parks and ride rides with her nieces and nephews. In her spare time, Barbara
also enjoyed reading and traveling with her family. She will be missed by
all who knew her.
A Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. to
10:00 A.M. at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Mount
Vernon, Illinois. A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at
10:00 A.M. at Saint Mary Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father
Clyde Grogan officiating. Interment will follow at 1:00 P.M. at Saint Bruno
Catholic Cemetery in Pinckneyville, Illinois. Memorials may be made in
Barbara's honor to the Coffin-Lowry Syndrome Foundation.
Obituary from Newell Funeral Home website.