Kathleen Laws


Kathleen E. Laws, 68, of Defiance, passed away on Friday, December 7, 2012, at the CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice Center.

She was born on May 23, 1944 to Harold and Edria (Morrow) Helf in Defiance, OH. She married Ronald E. Laws in 1967 and he died in 2005.

Surviving are her sons, Jeff Laws of Bryan and Ronald Laws II of Chicago, IL; daughters, Cindy (Ned) Hancock of Defiance and Dawn Smith of Bryan; grandchildren, Amber Armstrong, Desirae (Daniel) Pedroza, Ryan Laws, Jacob Hancock, Kurstin Smith and Nathan Laws; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marlene Swary of Defiance.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Ronald E. Laws; brother, Ronald Helf; and sisters, Bonnie Shirk, Patricia Truman and Caroline Hammon.

Graveside services will be held on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 12 p.m. at the Evansport Cemetery with Pastor Kyle Brownlee officiating. There will be a luncheon in Evansport following the service.

Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences can be given at www.HCSFuneralHome.com.

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