Born Aug. 12, 1915, in Lafayette, Lawrence graduated from Purdue University and was a third-grade teacher for more than 25 years at St. Mark Catholic School, where she was named Teacher of the Year several times.
She resides at St. Paul Hermitage and is engaged in many of the activities offered by the facility. Her passion is bridge, which she plays several times a week.
She had three children – Robert H. “Butch” Lawrence, Mary Ellen (Krudy) Lawrence and the late Terrance W. Lawrence – with her husband, Robert H. Lawrence Sr., now deceased. She also has eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Friends wishing to send greeting cards may do so by mailing them to the hermitage, 501 N. 17th Ave., Suite 149A, Beech Grove, 46107. Lawrence said she would sincerely appreciate hearing from friends and former students.