L. PAULINE LAWRENCE, 93, of Arcola, IL passed away at 6:45 P.M. on Thursday, July 21, 2016 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the Walnut Grove Christian Church, 12930 East CR 1700 North, Arcola, IL. Pastor Steven Stern will officiate. Burial will follow in the Arcola Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the Edwards Funeral Home, 221 East Main in Arcola, IL.
Pauline was born on November 3, 1922 in Cooks Mills, IL. She was a daughter of Dewey F. and Mary Margaret (Guill) Morris. She married Raymond Lawrence on June 22, 1941 in Champaign, IL. He passed away on June 6, 1970.
She is survived by her daughter, Linda Wickersham of Arcola, IL, two granddaughters, Lisa Edwards and her husband Jeff of Arcola, IL, and Christine Reid and special friend Greg Vraspier of Coralville, IA, five great-grandchildren, Cara Edwards and her fiancé Corey Roberts, Taylor Edwards and Beau Edwards all of Arcola, IL and Cory Reid and Josh Reid of Coralville, IA, one brother George Morris and his wife Marge of Mattoon, IL, one uncle, Sidney Guill and his wife Mary of Mattoon, IL and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Raymond, one son, Philip Lawrence, and daughter-in-law, Linda Lawrence, one sister, Karen Hohlbauch and two brothers, William Morris and Robert Morris.
Pauline was a 1940 graduate of Humboldt High School. After high school she worked at the Crawford Shoe Factory in Mattoon, IL for her uncle Sid Guill. She later went to work for the Arcola School District as the Unit Secretary and served there for 52 years.
She was a lifelong member of the Walnut Grove Christian Church, where she helped with bible school for many years, and she was a member of the Walnut Grove Eunice Club.
Pauline was a huge Arcola Purple Rider fan, working the gate for many sporting events and later attending every game she could. She was honored by the Arcola Sports Boosters in 2013 receiving the “Honorary A”, and in 1986 Pauline was named the Grand Marshal for the Arcola Broomcorn Festival.
Pauline enjoyed cross-stitch, crossword puzzles (everyday), piecing quilts, and attending sporting events, especially those involving her great-grandchildren. She loved spending time with her family and friends and will be missed by many.
Memorials may be made to the Walnut Grove Christian Church, the Arcola Sports Boosters or the American Cancer Society.