58 year old Gloria Jean Lawrence of Smithville died Saturday at her residence. She was a homemaker and a member of the Brethren In Christ. A graveside service will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. at DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Larry Steffee will officiate. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank \"Buffalo\" and Emogene Lawrence; a brother, Leonard Lane Lawrence; and a niece, Mandy Gayle Winchester. Survivors include three daughters, Sherrie and her husband Johnny Bluhm, Melissa and her husband Homer Petty, and Donna Estes all of Smithville. Two grandsons, Andy Checchi of Florida and Anthony Petty of Smithville. One special grandson, Christopher Lawrence of Springfield. Five granddaughters, Kerry Johnson, Misty Walker, Misty Petty, Amy and Kasey Estes all of Smithville. Four great grandchildren, Aaliyah and Isaiah Cummings, Hannah and Issas Walker all of Smithville. Three brothers, Frank and Shelly Lawrence, Ricky Lawrence, and Michael Lawrence all of Smithville. A sister, Julie and her husband Bobby Pulley of Springfield. Love-Cantrell Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. The family requests that donations be made, in lieu of flowers, to the DeKalb County Humane Society and the American Cancer Society.
Gloria Jean Lawrence
Aug 9 2006