Virginia M. Lawrence

15:31 PM April 29, 2018

Virginia M. Lawrence, 75, of Morrison, Illinois, passed away April 27, 2018 at The University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics following a brief illness. 

A Memorial Service to celebrate Ginny’s life will be held at 11:11 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Morrison, IL. Visitation will be Friday, May 18 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30pm at the church. Burial will be at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Resurrection Garden.

Ginny was born November 29, 1942 in Denver, Colorado to William and Ethel (Morrow) Mahoney. She received her Bachelor’s degree from The University of Arizona, where she was a member of the Alpha Omega Pi sorority. She received her Master’s degree in Library Science from Northern Illinois University. She married Derek Lawrence on August 20, 1966 in Moose, Wyoming. The couple enjoyed 51 years together and raised their two sons, Dale and Michael. 

Ginny was as a teacher for 35 years working at Prophetstown Elementary and High School, Tampico Elementary and Chadwick Schools. She retired in 2002, but stayed active in the community, especially at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church. She also enjoyed several years working part time in the transcription department of Morrison Community Hospital.

Ginny enjoyed reading, knitting, scrapbooking, and gardening. She loved flowers, collecting antiques and had a special interest in Isabel Bloom sculptures. She and Derek treasured their time spent at their condo in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Most of all, she loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Ginny is survived by her husband Derek; children, Dale (Amanda) Lawrence of Buffalo, Minnesota and Michael (John Jordan) Lawrence of Phoenix, Arizona; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Rachel and Lucas and her sister Marilyn Rusk of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Dennis Mahoney. 

Online condolences may be directed to Memorials are preferred to St. Anne’s Episcopal Church.



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