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Leslie Lawrence

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Leslie E. Lawrence, 81, passed away at 5:38pm on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at his residence.  He was born on April 22, 1929, in Bethalto, Illinois the son of the late John and Nellie (Chapman) Lawrence.  He married the former Audrey Ann Beavers on February 10, 1967, in Bunker Hill, Illinois and she survives.  Other survivors include one daughter and son in law: Sherri and Ron Smith of Roodhouse, Illinois, four sons and daughters in law: Jeff Lawrence of Bethalto, Illinois, Jerry and Marcella Beavers of Roodhouse, Illinois, Terry and Joyce Beavers of Roodhouse, Illinois, and Elza and Melanie Beavers of Staunton, Illinois, thirteen grandchildren, twenty six great grandchildren, one great - great grandson, three sisters and brothers in law: Nellie Petrokvich of Cottage Hills, Illinois, Shirley and Charles Depper of Bunker Hill, Illinois, Elsie and Eugene Overton of Hartford, Illinois, two brothers and a sister in law: Don Lawrence of Edwardsville, Illinois, and Robert and Freda Lawrence of Wood River, Illinois.


He was formerly employed at Laclede Steel in the 22 inch mill as a furnace operator for 38 years prior to his retirement.  He loved hunting, gardening, and tractors.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister: Dorothy White, and one brother: John Lawrence.


In celebration of his life, visitation will be from 4pm to 8pm on Friday, April 15, 2011, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River.  F

uneral services will be held at 11am on Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the funeral home.  Pastor George Hartley III will officiate.  Burial will follow at Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto.


Memorials are suggested to BJC Hospice of Alton.


Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.


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