Lois Jeanette Clark Lawrence, 81, of Racine, passed away at 1:10 a.m., Sunday, January 6, 2013, in the Kimes Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Athens. Born January 16, 1931, in Harrisonville, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Gaynell Lambert Clark. She was a homemaker and attended the Racine First Baptist Church and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of Racine Post #602 of the American Legion.
She married Paul R. Lawrence on August 2, 1949, in Pomeroy and he preceded her in death in December, 1984.
Surviving are her son, Gene R. “George” (Paula) Lawrence of Racine; a sister, Pricilla “Peete” (Rod) Bowen of Albany, Ohio; granddaughter, Dara Lynn (Shawn) Ratner of Orlando, Florida; step-grandchildren, Kim Fisher of Racine, and Kourtney Fisher of Gallipolis Ferry, W.Va.; great-grandchildren, Victoria and Alex Ratner, and Braden Miller.
Known as “Aunt Sam”, Jeanette is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins; special sister-in-law, Lillian Clark; and special friend, Dorothy McGraw; along with many other loving family and friends.
In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death brothers, Jack Clark and Gene Clark; sister, Joan Tuttle; daughter-in-law, Beverly Lawrence; and sister-in-law, Phyllis Glasgo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 10, 2013, in the Cremeens Funeral Home, Racine. Officiating will be Pastor Ryan Eaton. Interment will be in the Greenwood Cemetery. Friends may call from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Casketbearers are Kenny Turley, Bill Beegle, Jay Cremeens, L.G. Bowen, Walter Tuttle and Gary Gregory.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Jeanette’s memory to the Ladies Auxiliary of Racine Post #602, American Legion, Racine, OH 45771 or the Racine First Baptist Church, Racine, OH 45771.
Expressions of sympathy may be sent to the family by visiting www.cremeensfuneralhomes.com.