Lawrence Schoaf, 55, Retired Businessman Of Walnut, Succumbs

Walnut: - Lawrence Schoaf, 55, retired Walnut businessman, passed away about 10:30 p.m. Thursday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Loyal Anderson of Walnut, following a heart attack suffered a half hour before. He had been ailing from a heart condition for two years.

Funeral services will be conducted from the Ross chapel at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. E. V. Hallock, pastor of the Christian church, will officiate. Committal will be in Walnut Cemetery.

Mr. Schoaf was born near Walnut, May 12, 1896, the son of Fred and Myra Schoaf. He had lived in or near Walnut all of his life. He married Mae Ross May 12, 1917. She passed away in December of 1939.

Surviving are his mother; an only child, Mrs. Loyal (Janet) Andersen and three grandchildren, Jevne, Lynn and Jane Anderson.

May 22, 1951 - Tuesday, pg 2

Funeral services for Laurence F. Schoaf were held Sunday afternoon at the Ross funeral home in Walnut and Rev. Hollis Wharton and Rev. E. V. Hallock in charge. Organ music was furnished by Mrs. Otto Yonk, Casket attendants were George Stickle of Tampico, Carl A. Nelick, Charles P. Miller, Otto Yonk, George Short and Floyd Clapp of Walnut. Burial was in the Walnut cemetery.

Assisting with the floral arrangements were Mrs. Herman Hensel of Princeton, Mrs. H. J. Wallis of Walnut.

Among those attending the services from away were Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Ross of Maywood, Mrs. Robert Corcoran of Forest Park, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hicks, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Warner of Harmon, Mr. and Mrs. Myron Headlee of Kewanee, Mr. and Mrs. Nick Wolzfelt of Rock Falls, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bontz of Harmon; Joseph Doran and son, Ross of Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Orville Wallace of Sterling, Leon Oakford, Harold Jardine and Curtis Gleason of Princeton and A. L. Reider of Sterling.

(The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois, May 18, 1951 - Friday, pg 2, submitted by Melva L. Taylor)




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