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Robert E. "Bob" Lawrence

June 6, 1923 ~ August 5, 2007 (age 84)
ROBERT E. "BOB" LAWRENCE Matfield Green Dateline Robert "Bob" Lawrence, 84, of Matfield Green, died Sunday, August 5, 2007, at Newman Regional Health in Emporia, Kansas. A celebration of life service will be held Wednesday, August 8, 2007, at 10:00 A.M. in the Matfield Community Church at Matfield Green with The Rev. Billie Blair officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow in the Matfield Green Cemetery. Robert E. Lawrence, the son of William and Martha Payton Lawrence, was born June 6, 1923, in Bazaar, Kansas. He and Della Hull were married April 6, 1947, in Matfield Green. He served in the United States Army during World War II and the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He worked as a chart changer for the Williams Gas Co. with headquarters in Guymon, Oklahoma. He retired in 1987 after 30 years. He is survived by his wife, Della, of the home; two daughters: Terri Lawrence of Wichita and Sherri Funk of Newton; a sister, Mary Sorenson of Colorado, and one grandchild, Stacy Funk. He is preceded in death by his parents. Friends may call Tuesday, noon until 8:00 P.M. at the Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home and Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. until service time at the Matfield Community Church. Memorial contributions to the Matfield Community Church or Lifeline Animal Protection and Placement may be sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, Kansas 66845.
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