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Elaine Lawson

April 6, 1934 — October 2, 2022

Goodland, KS

Longtime, Goodland, KS resident, Elaine Georgia Lawson (Sayre), 88, passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at the Goodland Reginal Medical Center of Goodland, Kansas.

Elaine was born on April 6, 1934 in Harrison, Nebraska to Ivy L. and Nora (Milton) Sayre.  She attended school at Mitchell High School in 1952.

Elaine married Robert Noah Lawson in Mitchell, Nebraska on July 3rd, 1953. To this Union, 3 children were born Cynthia, Christi, and Robert.

In school, she played volleyball and softball.  In her adult life, she and Bob loved spending time with her 14 siblings, which included family picnics and events, attending evening concerts in which her twin brother Duane played guitar in a live band.  She enjoyed sewing, making clothes for her daughter’s which included making Cindi’s wedding dress, making Christi a prom dress and making outfits later in life for her grandchildren.  She enjoyed doing ceramics with Bob and the kids, cooking, and camping with Bob and the kids, bowling, gambling at the casino in South Dakota and Colorado, playing bingo with her family, and most of all she was a loving Mother and Grandmother and a devoted Wife.  She was also a member of Eastern Star in Nebraska and the Goodland United Methodist Church.

Elaine was preceded in her death by her parents, Ivy and Nora Sayre, her husband Robert Lawson, her In-Laws, her grandson Robert Joseph (R.J.) Lawson, her brothers Glen, Ralph, Leo, and twin Duane Sayre, her sisters Cleo, Maxine, Viola, Leta, Shirley, Martha, and Mary.

She is survived by her children Cynthia J. (Bradley) Smith, Christi K. (Randy) Mather, and Rob (Patty) Lawson, a sister Patsy McGuire, grandchildren Ashley DeGraffenreid, Jacilyn Schlosser, Dustin Mather, Heather Hadley, Charli Enfield, and great granddaughter's Kaileigh Sterling, Emma Mather, Calista Schlosser, Delaney Enfield, and Kinlee Enfield.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 7, 2022

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Koons-Russell Funeral Home

211 N Main Ave, Goodland, KS 67735

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Koons-Russell Funeral Home

211 N Main Ave, Goodland, KS 67735

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Interment following funeral service

Saturday, October 8, 2022

Starts at 4:00 pm (Central time)

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