The Mass of Christian Burial for Laurie Magee, 55, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 9:00 a.m. Friday, October 8, 2010 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. Private inurnment will be at a later date. She died October 4, 2010 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 11, 1955 in El Paso, TX, the daughter of William Robert and Wilda (Pirl) Leonard.
Laurie graduated from the St. Francis Hospital School of Nursing in 1976. She was a licensed registered nurse. She had worked as a medical ICU nurse at St. Francis Hospital and she also worked at several clinics. Since the birth of her son, she was dedicated to being a Mom and a homemaker.
Laurie was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church. She was a member of the University Women’s Club at Kansas University. She volunteered with Troop 53 of the Boy Scouts of America and also volunteered at the church and Bishop Seabury Academy. She was a member of the Kansas State Nurses Association and a Certified Master Gardener.
She married Dr. Lawrence “Larry” Magee on May 22, 1982 in Wichita, KS. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include a son, Gabe Magee, of the home, a brother, Fred and his wife, Becky Leonard, of Columbia, SC a sister, Lyn Wilson and family, of Fairway, KS. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Violet Magee, of Baldwin City, KS, brothers-in-law: Dan & wife Connie Magee, of Topeka, KS, Mark and wife, Cabrina Magee, of DeSoto, KS, Shawn and wife, Shirley Dawn Magee, of Topeka, KS, , her sister-in-law, Sharon and her husband, Jem Minor, of Baldwin City, KS, four nephews and twelve nieces.
The Parish Rosary will be recited at 6:00 p.m. Thursday at Corpus Christi Catholic Church with visitation to follow until 8:00 p.m.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary.