Obit: Lawrence, Estella B. (1889 - 1944)

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Surnames: Lawrence, Bradner, Larson, Grant

----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 12/07/1944

Lawrence, Estella B. (24 JAN 1889 - 3 DEC 1944)

Mrs. Ross Lawrence, 55, passed away at 8:40 Sunday evening, Dec. 3rd, 1944, at the Luther Hospital at Eau Claire, where she under went an operation about two weeks ago. Death was caused by a blood clot. Funeral services took place at the Thorp funeral Home, Wednesday afternoon at two o’clock. An obituary will be published next week.

(Follow on in 12/14/1944 Thorp Courier)

Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Ross Lawrence at the Thorp Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Donald Orthmeyer of the Owen Episcopal Church on Wednesday, Dec. 6th. She was gently laid to rest in the East Thorp Cemetery amid a large assemblage of sorrowing friends and a profusion of beautiful flowers. Rev. Nancy Mitschelen and Mrs. Loran Bivans sang hymns.

Mrs. Lawrence passed away at the Luther Hospital at Eau Claire, Sunday evening, Dec. 3rd, death being cause by embolism following an operation. She was 55 years of age.

Estella Beryl Bradner, daughter of William and Nancy Bradner, was born at Fairchild, Wis., on Jan. 24, 1889. She spent her childhood and early years at Fairchild and graduated from high school in 1906. She became manager of the dry goods department in the Big Store at Fairchild and continued her work there until her marriage.

She was united in marriage to Ross G. Lawrence at Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.) on Dec. 31, 1913, and has been a resident of this village for thirty-one years. She was a member of the Episcopal Church and of the Stanley Chapter of the Eastern Star, whose members from Thorp and Stanley attended the services in a body. Mrs. Lawrence was active in Red Cross Work and other civic affairs.

Mrs. Lawrence’s sickness was of brief duration. Seemingly with us today, active in life’s round of duty and love, but gone tomorrow. In her death we fully realize the loss sustained by husband, children and friends. She was a true friends, and her devotion to those she loved would make a bright chapter in any Loving Hand that has removed her can reconcile us in her absence.

The is survived by her husband and two sons, Roger N., now in the armed forces in Belgium, and Dean of Waukesha, Wis.; a sister, Mrs. George P. Larson of Altoona, a grandson, Robert Grant, of Thorp, and several nieces and nephews.



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