Barbara Lawrence

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Barbara K. Lawrence, 95, of Perryville died Monday, Aug. 23, 2004, at Perry Oaks Manor.

She was born Aug. 27, 1908, in Perry County, daughter of Charles and Elizabeth Lappe Berkbigler. She and Robert M. Lawrence were married April 29, 1929, at Brewer, Mo. He died March 6, 1999.

Lawrence was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at St. Mary, Mo., and its Ladies Sodality.

Survivors include two daughters, Mary Rousseau and Shirley Blechle, a son, Gary Lawrence, two sisters, Wilma Bohnert and Corine Bohnert, all of Perryville; 19 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and three stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sons, a sister, a brother and a granddaughter.

Friends may call at Miller Family Funeral Home from 4 to 9 p.m. today, and Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. The parish wake will be at 5 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited at 9 a.m. Thursday.

The funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev. Richard Kasznel officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery at St. Mary.