Frances J. Lawrence age 84, of Forest died at her residence on Dec. 24, 2019. She was born on Feb. 14, 1935 in Wharton to the late Clifton “Tip” and Esther Pearl (Yeater) Myers. She married John A. Lawrence Sr. on Feb. 19, 1955, he preceded her in death on May 5, 2013.
She is survived by sons John Lawrence Jr. and Joseph Lawrence, both of Forest, daughters Shari Rainsburg, her fiance Pudge Justice of Findlay and Susie, of Forest, a brother Jimmy Myers, Upper Sandusky, sisters Maxine Biglin, Galion, Edna Bohlen, Carey, Ginny Jones, Harpster, 10 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her parents, a daughter-in-law Darlene Lawrence, siblings Anna jeannett Cornish, Tommy Myers, Albert “Jimbo” Myers and Peggy Biglin.
Mrs. Lawrence was a member of First Baptist Church, Forest, former member of the Forest Fire Dept. ladies auxiliary, and the coffee break club. For hobbies she enjoyed crocheting, watching soap opera’s, cooking, gardening and canning.
At age 11 Frances started working in the kitchen at the former Bow-N-Arrow, Upper Sandusky and learned how to save and stretch her money. John and Frances lived a simple life and Frances became a Homemaker. On the outside Frances was quite, shy and timid but when it came to raising her children she was stern and known as the disciplinarian. Her children, grandchildren and neighborhood children remember her as a caring, loving individual who was always willing to lend a helping hand.
The family request casual attire for visitation which will be held Monday Dec. 30, 2019 from 10am until noon at Clark Shields Funeral Home. A funeral will take place at noon at the funeral home with Pastor James Robinette officiating. Burial will follow at Hueston Cemetery, Forest. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Bridge Hospice or Alzheimer’s Association in care of Clark Shields Funeral Home 301 S. Patterson St. Forest, OH 45843. Visit www.shieldsfh.com to share a memory