Lovell LAWS

March 11, 1912 ~ February 25, 2007

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Mrs. Leta Lovell Laws passed away early Sunday evening, February 25, 2007, at Farmington Presbyterian Manor at the age of 94 years, 11 months & 14 days. Lovell was born March 11, 1912, in Centralia, Illinois, & was the daughter of Lennie Rohan Thomas & Nancy Elizabeth 'Shaw' Thomas. Also preceding in death were her husband, Claude Arvil Laws (1987); 1 son, Thomas David Laws & several brothers & sisters: Mearl Shinn; Pearl Kocher; William Thomas; Opal Horton; Fern Mell; Gus Thomas; Harry Thomas & Cleva Huff.

Lovell was: * a member of Farmington First Baptist Church; * a member of The Clearview Neighbors & she retired as a Switchboard Operator from the Farmington State Hospital #4.

Survivors Include: 1 Daughter, Jennie Lee 'Mrs. Gary' Bertram, of Farmington; 1 Daughter-In-Law: Martha Laws, of New London, MO; Grandchildren: Steven (& Trudy) Laws; Mary Ellen (Mrs. Jason) McDowell; Ryan (& Erica) Bertram; & Joshua Bertram. Also, 4 Great-Grandchildren: Clayton McDowell; Abigail Laws; Carter McDowell & Hannah Laws.

Visitation: Tuesday, 5-9 p.m. Visitation resumes Wednesday, 7-9 a.m. at TAYLOR Funeral Service

Visitation at Farmington First Baptist Church starts Wednesday, 10 am

Funeral: Wednesday, 11 am, February 28, 2007

at : Farmington First Baptist Church with Dr. William C. Miller officiating.

Interment follows at Masonic Cemetery, Farmington.

Memorials to: * Farmington First Baptist Church &/or * Presbyterian Manor Hospice.

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  1. you are in our prayers at this time of loss, she was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all Joe, Susan, Amanda, Taylor, and Trevor

  2. Dear Jennie & Family, Our prayers are with your family at this time. We know your mother will be missed. David & Debbie

  3. Dear Jennie and Family, so sorry to hear about what happened. She was a very sweet lady and will be missed by all.

  4. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lovell's family on your loss. Although she will be missed and thought about through fond memories, she is in a far better place and will receive great rewards in Heaven for her faithful service to the Lord.

  5. I'll always remember Aunt Lovel for her pretty black hair! She was a sister to my Grandma Shinn. One very, very sweet lady.

  6. Dear Jennie and family, Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your mother was a dear, dear lady. God Bless You! Love, Albert and Karen Cleve and family

  7. Jennie and family- Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. She well be deeply missed by all of us. She was a special person. Although it is difficult I am sure that you will find her strength in these hard times. God bless.

  8. Dear Jennie & Family. I was saddened to learn about your Mother's death. I well remember the wonderful service she performed for all of us who worked with her at the State Hospital. I am away from Farmington now and will not be able to attend her funeral services but I would like to express my condolences to you and your family. Milton Peek

  9. Jennie, Sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. We are praying for you and your family during this very difficult time. Janet(Dement)Morgan

  10. We were saddened to hear of Aunt Lovell's passing. She was Mom's (Mildred Thomas Bloomer) favorite aunt. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family at this difficult time.

  11. Dear Jennie and Family, We have very fond memories of your Mother. She was an uncommon lady. Our last visit with her was in Branson when Duane and Nadine brought her to visit some of the Thomas clan. She will always be remembered. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. I remember Lovell as my Granpa's (William) little sister and one of my mom's (Mildred) favorite aunts. She lived a wonderful long life and now she is with my parents in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Memories and knowing she is in a better place will help you get through. Rick Bloomer

  13. Dear Jennie and Family, Some of my strongest and sweetest memories were attending the Thomas Reunion in Farmington. Your mother and her sisters welcomed us with open arms. The last time I saw Aunt Lovell was at my parent's(Jim and Mildred Bloomer)50th wedding anniversary in Overland Park, KS in 1991. A group of Farmington folks made the long trip for this event. It was so appreciated and it was so wonderful to see Aunt Lovell with open arms. May God be with you. Linda Bloomer Grandstaff

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