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Laurie Almeda (Burks) Lawlis

April 30, 1941 ~ June 27, 2020 (age 79)


Laurie Almeda (Burks) Lawlis of Franklin, IN, passed away on Saturday, June 27 2020 at her home surrounded by family. She was born in 1941 in Picher, Oklahoma.

Laurie graduated from Union High School in Providence, IN in 1959 and attended Butler University. As a devoted wife, mother, and servant of the Lord, Laurie was very involved with school and church volunteer work including Weekday Religious Education, PTA, teaching Sunday school, choir, and donation drives. She also worked as a homemaker, operated her own catering business, and delivered meals to the elderly for CICOA. She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, keeping up with current events and debating politics. 

She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Donald “Dick” Lawlis; sons Donald (Porsha), Randall, David, and Jeremy; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Jesse and Bonnie Burks; two sisters, Kimberly Durbin and Jeannie Holderman; and a daughter-in-law, Porsha Lawlis.

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