Laura Louise (Downing) Lawless

December 5, 1917 ~ January 10, 2020 (age 102)


Laura Louise Lawless, 102, of Danville, formerly of Potomac, passed away at 6:39 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2020, at North Logan Healthcare, in Danville.

Louise was born on December 5, 1917, in Armstrong, the daughter of Oscar and Lula Mae (Delph) Downing.  She married Sellis Lawless on September 17, 1938, in Indiana.  He preceded her in death in 2004. 

She is survived by one daughter- Shirleen Esworthy of Catlin; two sons- Larry (Carol) Lawless and Ron (Donna) Lawless both of Potomac; son-in-law- Rick Johnson of Potomac; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter- Joni Johnson, seven brothers, three sisters and two grandchildren- Nick Lawless and Sean Warren.

She graduated from Armstrong High School.  She was a member of the Potomac Church of Christ.  Louise enjoyed calligraphy, writing news articles, collecting history of Potomac, reading and spending time with her family.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 16, 2020, at Partlow Cemetery, in Armstrong.  Memorials may be made to the Potomac Church of the Nazarene.  The family has entrusted the Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Louise’s life.  Memories or condolences may be shared with the family on her everlasting memorial page at:

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Graveside Service
January 16, 2020

2:00 PM
Partlow Cemetery, Armstrong

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