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.