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Lawrence LaDean

 Margaret LaDean “Deana” (Coffey) Lawrence, age 93, of Lamar, MO, passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Cox Barton County Hospital with her loving family by her side. Deana was born on June 25, 1926 in Liberal, MO, one of four children, born to Edward Coffey and Moscylene (Peal) Coffey. Deana attended Liberal High School. She married Roy J. Wimer, in 1942, and together they had three children. He preceded her in death in 1958.

Deana later met Harel Linard Lawrence and they were married in 1960, and celebrated 40 years together, making their home in rural Lamar, where they farmed for many years. Deana and Linard had two children together. Linard preceded her in death on July 1, 2000.

Deana was a homemaker and longtime resident of Lamar. In her younger years, she worked at Big Smith, Lamar Super Market, and waitressing. Deana was a loving mother and grandmother and loved to cook and bake for family and friends, especially her pies. She enjoyed gardening, helping out at harvest time and mowing her lawn for many years on her John Deere Tractor. Her greatest joy in life was the time she spent with granddad Linard, her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, along with helping others in the community. She was a member of Lamar First Baptist Church.

Survivors include her two sons, John (Karen) Lawrence Lamar, MO and Harel Lawrence, Lamar, MO; two daughters, Nancy Wimer (Kenny) McCall, Lamar, MO and Sharon Wimer (Earl) Higgins, Joplin, MO; 11 grandchildren, Kailey, David, Jason, Katie, Barry, Aaron, Leslie, Kurt, Leigh Ann, Rebecca, and Eric; 28 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Sue Wolf, Scottsboro, AL; and one brother, Earl Coffey, Silverton, OR.

She was preceded in death by one son, Larry Wimer, 2010, and one sister, Merlene “Mert” Sherron, in 2003.

A private family graveside service will be held at Lake Cemetery, Lamar, MO

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Contributions are suggested and made payable Iantha Cemetery or Lake Cemetery in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#9 Mesa, ArizonaRejeana Zinn Barker 2020-04-28 06:44
My sincere condolences to the family. Praying God's comfort will sustain you and your memories of Deana will make you smile through your tears.
#8 El Dorado Springs MOBev Beaty 2020-04-27 17:50
So sorry for you loss. Praying for your families at this time. Beverly Mayfield Beaty
#7 Jasper, MoCathy Probert 2020-04-26 12:07
Harel, Im sorry to hear about your Mom passing our prayers go up for you and your family.
#6 LamarJanet Sitton 2020-04-21 16:05
Our sympathy to the family.
#5 Lamar, MO.Harvey & Lorraine Vi 2020-04-21 16:03
We are sorry for the loss of your mother, John. We hope you are comforted by the fact you will some day be reunited with her when the Lord calls us all Home! Blessings to you, Karen and Kailey! We love you!
#4 RE: LaDean LawrenceBarb Thrasher 2020-04-21 13:33
John, Karen and Kailey, Our thoughts, our prayers have been with you and will continue. We are so sorry for the loss of your mother, made even harder because even though we want to be there for you, we can't due to the current circumstances. Please know how much you all are loved and cared about. Your mother was a dear lady and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. May God wrap His arms of love and comfort around you and your family. David and Barb
#3 Lamar, Mo.TheresaWayne Percy 2020-04-17 05:14
We are so sorry for your loss Sharon. Our hearts go out to you & your family.
#2 LamarJanet Sitton 2020-04-16 14:12
My sympathy to all the family. God bless you as you go through losing your Mom. Sincerely, Janet
#1 Springfield MOREGINA RICHARDSON 2020-04-15 19:45
I am so sorry for your loss. John you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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