Shirley “Sherry” Lawrence

There will be no formal services for Shirley “Sherry” Lawrence, 79, Eudora. Sherry passed away peacefully with her husband by her side, April 3, 2020 at LMH Hospital.

Shirley was born on December 1, 1940 in Marion, IN, the daughter of John and Irene (Gretsinger) Little.

She was a homemaker and licensed daycare provider. She was a member of in the Southern Baptist Church of Eudora and was also was deeply involved in the Eudora 4-H club for many years as both a project leader and a community leader.

She married the love of her life Norman Lawrence on December19, 1971 in Charleston, SC. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her two daughters, Donetta Jean Lawrence, New Waverly ,Texas, Cherrie Ann Lindsey, Ottawa; son, Rick Lee Lawrence and wife Debbie, Milwaukee, WI; and son-in-law Mark Lynch, five grandchildren, Brandy Jean; Scott Robert, Dusty Ann, Natalie Kay and RyLee Irene. 10 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. As well as sister, Sylvia Flynn of OH. She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Teresa JoAnn Lynch; and grandson, Dewayne Lee Dunn.

The family suggests memorials in her name go to the Kansas 4-H Foundation and may be sent in care of the Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th Street, Lawrence, KS 66044.


10 Condolences

  1. Stacy Kurtz on April 4, 2020 at 11:11 am

    Norm, Cherrie Ann and family –
    I am so sorry for your loss. Sherry was a wonderful lady. She treated her daycare children as they were her own. She had lots of love to share. She holds a very special place in our hearts.

    Duane and Stacy Kurtz and family

  2. Lindy Lindquist on April 4, 2020 at 11:53 am

    Norm and Family,

    I hope you know how much I admired Sherry. She was a lovely lady with an amazing smile. She was so dedicated to the Eudora and Douglas County 4-H programs. She truly lived the 4-H motto. I will cherish her memory and know you do to. Love and prayers.

    Lindy Richardson Lindquist

  3. John & Stacy Burns on April 4, 2020 at 12:03 pm

    Norm & Cherrie- Sherry made a huge impact in my kids’ life and will never be forgotten. She will be missed!❤

  4. Susan Wildeman on April 4, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    One of my favorite memories of Sherry…she created a KU blanket for me after the mere mention that my feet get cold.
    My heart goes out to your family in your loss of a great lady.

  5. Betty Mackey on April 4, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    Sorry to hear about Sherry. God be with you and your family. R.I.P. Betty Mackey

  6. Lea Marcum on April 4, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Norm and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Sherry’s passing She was a fantastic lady. She will always hold a special place in my heart and so will all of you.
    I will always remember how wonderful she was to all of her kids. The sitters that I had for my boys were based on the great memories I have of being at your house. She always remembered and celebrated our birthdays and Christmas. I admittedly still have a few of her gifts. I will never forget piling in the back of the station wagon and going to the park or to get ice cream. Her homemade popsicles, rectangle pizza, rolling down the hills in the yard and sucking on honeysuckle. I could go on and on.
    I’m sure she’s in heaven taking a nice long gossipy walk with my mom and having some laughs. My thoughts are with you all.
    Peace and love,
    Lea Marcum

  7. Katricia Morain on April 5, 2020 at 3:57 am

    Norm and family Sherry was the most amazing person in my life growing up. I had the best of times at your house like Lea said going inthe station wagon and all the great times in the back yard. She helped me form into wonderful lady in life, I owe so much to all of you for shaping I to who I am. I am so sorry for your loss of Sherry I will never forget her. Your all in my thoughts and prayers. She’s up in heaven with my momma who we lost last year on April 24th.
    With much love,
    Katricia Clark

  8. Ruby lee on April 5, 2020 at 5:43 am

    Norman and family my deepest condolences go out to you sherry will be missed by all that knew and loved her. Prayers for comfort during this sad time.

  9. Ricky Lee Lawrence on April 5, 2020 at 7:42 am

    My dearest. Mother,
    Today I lost you, and today heaven gain an angel. My heart is saddened with your passing. I was so blessed to have had you as my mother, holidays and your birthday will have new meaning to me. My memories of us will always be etched into my heart. Only one thing left for me to say…. I love you always and forever.
    Your loving son,

  10. Marlene Bendon on April 5, 2020 at 10:17 am

    I am so very sorry to see the loss of Sherry. She was a good friend for many years. I don’t know if she knew we moved to Arizona almost 6 years ago. I have thought of her several times over the years and it brings a smile at the thought. Norm I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Sherry was always ready to help anyone in anyway she could. Heaven gained a ready made angel, she will be watching over all of you.

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