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Clara E. (Schick) Lawrence

November 6, 1929 – October 11, 2017

Clara E. (Schick) Lawrence, age 87, of Newark, DE, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 11, 2017.

Born in Stuttgart, Germany on November 6, 1929, Clara was a daughter of the late Otto and Martha (Töpel) Schick. She worked as a customer service representative for Wilmington Trust, retiring after 16 years of dedicated employment.

A woman of strong faith, Clara was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Evangelical Church in Newark, where she assisted with printing the church bulletin. She was a gifted seamstress who gave of her time and talents by offering her skills at both St. Paul’s and the Little Sisters of the Poor. Above all else, Clara was a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother, and dear friend to many.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Paul W. Lawrence. Clara is survived by her sons, James A. Lawrence (Patricia) and Stephen P. Lawrence (Diane), all of Bear; sister, Sigrid Russell of Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Jamie V. Oakjones (Timothy) of Galena, MD, Jennifer E. McCann (Stephen) of Bear, Paul W. Lawrence II of Middletown, and Mark S. Lawrence (Emmalee) of Wilmington; and great grandchildren, T.J. and Nina Oakjones.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10:00 am until 11:00 am on Monday morning, October 16, 2017, in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the adjoining memorial park.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Clara’s memory may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 701 S. College Ave., Newark, DE 19713 or to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.

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  1. Judy & Vic DiRienzo, October 11, 2017

    We are so sorry to hear of Clara’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who always had time to say hello and talk a bit. Clara was one of the very first to welcome us to Brookside 50 some years ago. Our condolences to her family and friends. Bless you, Clara, and may you rest in the arms of our Lord.

    Judy & Victor DiRienzo
    Chippendale Circle

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  2. Myrna & Darrell Willis, October 11, 2017

    Our sincere condolences to the family. Me and Darrell loved Aunt Clara as tho she was our own Mother. We will deeply miss her but the memories we have will be cherished.

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  3. Phil & Patty Rothenbacher, October 13, 2017

    Patty and I are very sorry for your loss. We know how much your mother meant to you. We will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

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  4. Michael Dvorak, October 15, 2017

    So sorry for your loss. I remember your mom as one tough and funny lady. I know how much she meant to you. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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  5. Cookie Swendsen, October 15, 2017

    I’ll never forget your Mom. She was a good friend and did her best to make me a part of our community when I first arrived in Brookside. We had lots of laughs, good times and memories. Sorry for all of our loss. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll miss her…I think of my Mom every day…You will too.

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  6. Patsy and Stephen Gaskill, October 16, 2017

    Jimmy and Steve,
    So sorry to hear of Aunt Clara’s passing. She was a very special lady.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

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