Lawrence Hawley

Posted Online: Jan. 24, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Lawrence B. Hawley, 73, of Peoria, Ill., died on Nov. 19, 2012, at Heartland Care Center, Peoria.
He was cremated at Simon Mortuary, Peoria. There were no services. A Mass will be offered 8:30 a.m. Feb. 9, at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, Davenport. Family will greet visitors after Mass.
Surviving are his wife, Janet; daughter, Rebecca, Washington state; son, Mark, Rockford, Ill.; two grandchildren; brothers, Steven, Davenport, Ronald, Bettendorf; sister, Tena Polton, Davenport; and several nieces and nephews.


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