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Obituaries

Pamela L. Lawler

Pamela L. Lawler, 66, of Mt. Morris, died suddenly on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018 at KSB Hospital, Dixon. 

Pam was born on April 25, 1952 in Sacramento, California, the daughter of William and Yvonne (Weatherill) Powell. 

She graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluffs, Iowa, and she studied nursing at Nebraska Methodist Health System. 

Pam married Mark Lawler on March 26, 1983 in Colfax, Iowa. 

She was a nurse in Omaha for four years, Des Moines Methodist for eight years, and UIC Clinic/KSB Clinic in Mt. Morris for 24 years, retiring in the spring of 2016. 

She was a member of the Mt. Morris United Methodist Church. 

She loved spending time with her daughters and grandchildren, family vacations, shopping with her family, and her dog Abbey, the Lawler Reunion, quality time with her husband, and, most importantly, her family and close friends were her everything.

Pam is survived by her husband, Mark Lawler, of Mt. Morris; daughters, Tiffany (Shawn) Willis, of Polo, and Ashley (Kevin) Ruch, of Grand Detour; five grandchildren, Morgan Lawler, of Oregon, McKenley Lawler Ruch and Bostyn Ruch, both of Grand Detour, and Mylo and Jackson Willis, of Polo; brother: Bill (Shirley) Powell, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; sister, Sharon McKnight, of Katy, Texas; seven brothers-in-law, Patrick Lawler; James (Carolyn) Lawler, Joseph (Ethel) Lawler, Dan (Bertie) Lawler, Ken (Angie) Lawler, Matt (Jean) Lawler, and Myron (Gloria) Lawler; many nieces and nephews; and her dog, Abbey.

Pam was preceded in death by her parents and father-in-law.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris, with Rv. Julie Bunt officiating. 

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the service.

A luncheon will follow at the Mt. Morris Moose Family Center.

Per Pam’s wishes, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to TAILS, DeKalb, or St. Jude’s.

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