Thursday, September 29th, 2011
Nancy J. Lawrence, 87, Celina, died at 10:43 p.m. Sept. 27, 2011, at Celina Manor.
She was born Aug. 24, 1924, to Merl E. and Quilla V. Trachsel Blue. On Oct. 15, 1944, she married James E. Lawrence, who died March 1, 2006.
Surviving are a son, Rob (Wendy Stallins) Lawrence, Warrensburg, Mo.; daughters, Becky (Ted) Harter, Elkhart, Ind., Rhonda (Chuck) Moeller, Celina, Gena (Terry) Germann, Fort Wayne, Ind., Rita (Tim) Clutter, Celina; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was a graduate of Dunkirk High School, Dunkirk, and a member of St. Pauls United Methodist Church, Celina, where she was a Sunday school teacher.
She was a homemaker, member of the Order of the Eastern Star and volunteer with many community organizations. She started the East Elementary School carnival 45 years ago.
She was a former owner/operator of the Dairy Queen in St. Marys.
Services are 4 p.m. Saturday at Cisco Funeral Home, Celina, the Rev. James Gatchell officiating. Burial will follow at North Grove Cemetery.
Calling is 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to CALL Food Pantry or to Grand Lake Hospice.
Condolences may be left at ciscofuneralhome.com.