We Live in Hearts We
Leave Behind~Thomas Campbell
James W. Lawrence Sr.
73 year old James W. Lawrence Sr. of Ellis Grove, IL passed away
Wednesday, October 30, 2002 in St. Anthony Hospital in St. Louis, MO.
Born November 12, 1928 in Detroit, MI, the son of James and Lottie
(Thompson) Lawrence. He married Rita Brewer on September 27, 1952 in
Piggott, Arkansas and she survives of Ellis Grove, IL.
Also surviving are two sons, James Lawrence, Jr. of Evansville, IL and
Bart Lawrence of Ellis Grove, IL. One daughter, Kim Ortiz of Sugar Land, TX.
Three sisters, Betty Frazer of Nashville, IL, Charlotte Schulien of Baldwin,
IL and Sharon Kempfer of Prairie du Rocher, IL. Five grandchildren also
He was preceded in death by his parents.
At the request of the family, Mr. Lawrence’s remains were cremated.
Memorials can be made to Shriners’ Hospital in St. Louis. Memorials are
being accepted at the Welge Pechacek Funeral Home in Chester, IL, who is in
charge of the arrangements.