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Shirley E. Lawton

COAL CITY-Shirley Elizabeth Lawton, 90, a longtime resident of Coal City, passed away peacefully Feb. 1, 2013 in Dixon, MO.

Shirley was born Oct. 4, 1922 to Katherine and William Welter in Aurora, IL. She was happily married for 53 years to Charles Lawton who was a devoted and loving husband, father and grandfather. Shirley was a wonderful mother to Cheryl (William) Sorensen, Sheila (Steven) Lowery and Sharon (Chris Liesman). She was also a fun loving grandmother to William (Patricia) Sorensen, Charles Sorensen, Matthew (Andrea) Sorensen, Nichole Lowery, Thomas (Kari) Lowery, Rocky (Leslie) Liesman and Charlotte (Ron) Tutor and great-grandmother to Ben, Luke and Ella Sorensen, Grace and Amelia Tutor and Roman Liesman.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Charles Lawton; son-in-law, Steven Lowery; sisters, Virginia Hettinger and Eleanor Schuett and brothers-in-law, Al Hettinger and Erv Schuett.

Funeral Mass will be held at Assumption Catholic Church in Coal City on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. followed by interment at Ward Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Assumption Catholic Church Building Fund, 245 S. Kankakee St., Coal City, IL 60416 or the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312.

Warren Collison


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