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Thelma J. Laur
  • August 14, 1938 - February 20, 2019
  • Creve Coeur, Illinois

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CREVE COEUR ~ Thelma Jean Laur, 80, of Creve Coeur, passed away at 5:43 a.m. Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.

Born August 14, 1938 in Cannon County, Tennessee to Houston L. and Ora Lee (Herrell) Wright, she married Bob Laur on December 20, 1956 in East Peoria.  He survives.

Also surviving are one son, James B. Laur, Jr. of Morton; one daughter, Lisa Matejewski of Creve Coeur; five grandchildren, Philip A. Laur, Rachel E. (Nathan) Blackwell, Abigail C. Laur, Brandon L. Matejewski, Nicholas A. Matejewski; five great-grandchildren and one sister, Naomi Lovvorn of Shelbyville, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, James E. Wright.

A homemaker, Thelma enjoyed reading her bible, crocheting and knitting.  She especially loved her time with her great-grandson Zane.

Her memorial visitation will be from 1 until 3 p.m. Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Creve Coeur.  There will be no services.     

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the family to aid with expenses.

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