Melvin Earl Lawrence, 82, of Woodburn, IL, died at Alton Memorial Hospital, Alton, IL on Sunday, December 24, 2017. He was born August 14, 1935, in Alton, IL to Millard Lawrence & Angeline (Lawrence) Lawrence. He married Eileen (Rose) Lawrence on September 29, 1956. She preceded him in death on May 14, 2000. He was retired after having been a mold maker for Owens Illinois. He is survived by his children, Deb (Shane) Allen of Woodburn, IL, Penny (Tom) Throne of Bunker Hill, IL, grandchildren, Michael (Kacie) Allen, Lisa Allen, Shawn (Katie) Throne, great-grandchildren, AJ Allen, Hunter Allen, Dean Throne, Trinity Throne, Matthew Allen, brothers, Eugene (Verna) Lawrence of Bunker Hill, IL, Vernon (Jeanette) Lawrence of Bunker Hill, IL, sister in law, Sharon Lawrence of Bunker Hill, IL and special friend, Betty Triplett of Bunker Hill, IL. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, spouse, great grandson , Colton Throne, brother, Kenneth Lawrence, brothers and sisters in law, Alice and Ernie Belisle, Eldon and Jean Rose. Friends may call on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Kravanya Funeral Home in Bunker Hill from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm. Funeral services are Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL with Rev. Jon Sander officiating. Burial will be at Woodburn Cemetery, Woodburn, IL. Memorials are suggested to Woodburn Bible Church or Woodburn Cemetery. Anyone wishing to send an online condolence may do so at www.kravanyafuneral.com. Kravanya Funeral Home, Bunker Hill, IL is in charge of the arrangements.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Woodburn Bible Church