Lawrene Danzey Rader

A service in celebration of the life of Lawrene will take place on Friday, April 20th at 11:00 a.m. at Plymouth Congregational Church.

Lawrene Danzey Rader, the only child of Lawrence and Gladys Danzey, was born on February 20, 1932 in Dothan, Alabama. She passed gently at Lawrence Memorial Hospital on February 5, 2018 surrounded by her three children, Lee Rader, Mark Rader (Sara) and Melissa Little (Kurt). Lawrene is also survived by six grandchildren: Matthew, Kayla, Anna, Maya, Jack and Finn. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, George LeBlanc, following a Naval air accident, and her husband of thirty-three years, Jack Rader.

Determined to attend college, Lawrene attended Florida University, working to pay her own way. She was a longtime, faithful member of Plymouth Congregational Church serving in various capacities in her younger years, and a member of P.E.O Chapter EA. She enjoyed a robust, ongoing self-education of financial investing, keeping current with politics and “the news of the day,” and traveling. But foremost, Lawrene was thoroughly invested in her family all of her life and we experienced that love in many tangible ways on a daily basis.

Lawrene will be buried next to Jack in a private family graveside service. A full celebration of her life will take place at Plymouth Congregational Church at a later date to be announced. Our hearts ache terribly in her passing, but as she often stated–while we pass into mystery, we are never far from God’s presence. As we, her family, basked in the glory of our lives together here, we trust in the glory of the mystery yet to come where God is ever present.

Memorial gifts may be made to Plymouth Congregational Church, Lawrence, or the Misericordia Home, Chicago, IL where her grandson with disabilities resides.


Messages & Condolences

From Charles and Colleen Templer...

Lee, we only learned this evening of your mother’s passing. Love and prayers are with you.

From Karen Dixon...

Barbara and I are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a great lady. We will be with you in our thoughts and prayers on Friday.

From Michele Vignola-Rogers...

Words cannot express how sad we are at the passing of Lawrene. She was a very special person. I have fond memories of bringing Will, Caelan and Sophia to her house trick or treating each Halloween. She always had something special for them. She spent many times with us at Jane and Jerry’s house where we shared stories and laughter. She will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you now and always. It is comforting to know she is at peace. With love, Kyle, Michele, Will, Caelan and Sophia Rogers

From Candice Davis...

While I didn’t know your mother well, I was very fond of her. She was such a lovely, giving person. I still treasure the note she sent to me when my father died many years ago- “Although he has passed into mystery, he has not passed beyond God’s love and care.” So wonderful that you included those sentiments in her remembrances. I’m sure she will be greatly missed. Candice Davis

From Mrs Rose...

Please accept my deepest condolences and may our Heavenly Father comfort you during this time of great sorrow. 2Corinthians 1:3,4

From Ruby Shade...

I am so sorry for the loss of your Mother. Lawrene was a dear person and kind to everyone she met.

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