First Posted: 9/4/2006


LULA P. LAWRENCE, 95, died at 2:46 p.m. Sept. 2, 2006, at her residence.

She was born March 31, 1911, in New Hampshire, Ohio, to Elmer E. and Daisy McMillen Pratt, who preceded her in death. On May 15, 1937, she married Grover J. Lawrence, who died Feb. 13, 1966.

Mrs. Lawrence worked for Lima Memorial Hospital as a central supply clerk, retiring in 1978. She previously worked as an inspector at Westinghouse and a manager at Empire Steak House. She was a member of the Lima Community Church of the Nazarene. She was very active in the church serving as a Sunday school teacher for 13 years and a greeter for 15 years. She was an avid supporter of WTGN-FM radio. She was a graduate of Roundhead High School.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Frank, Roy and John Pratt; and a son, Paul E. Lawrence.

Services will begin at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Lima Community Church of the Nazarene. Pastor Robert E. Ferrell will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Friends may call from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Homes, Lewis Chapel and 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lima Community Church of the Nazarene.

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