Mary Frances Lawrence

August 15, 1936 ~ September 10, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Mary Frances Lawrence, 87, entered eternal life on Sunday, September 10, 2023 at her home in Bardstown, Kentucky following a short illness. She was born in Taylorsville, Kentucky on the 15th of August, 1936 to the late Eddie and Mary Hillard (Young). Soon after retirement from home health care, Frances realized she could not have idle hands and returned to work as a receptionist for hospice.  Her selflessness and giving spirit was evident throughout her career and her life. She enjoyed singing in church with her sister, sitting on her porch and spending quality time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Frances liked to sew and was quite talented with a crochet hook. She was preceded in death by her sister, Elizabeth Golden and by her Brother, Eddie Hillard Jr.  

Survivors include her 4 sons, Rodney Lawrence of Louisville, Kentucky, Ronald Lawrence of Mount Washington, Kentucky, Roger Lawrence of Cox's Creek, Kentucky, Royce Lawrence (Deloris) of Zoneton, Kentucky, her daughter Rosemary Brooks (Greg) of Sellersburg, Indiana. Frances also leaves her 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and her beloved dog Yoda to cherish her memory. 

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, September 15, 2023 at Barlow Funeral Home (2675 E. John Rowan Blvd, Bardstown, Kentucky 40004) with interment to follow at Highland Memory Gardens in Mt. Washington, Kentucky. Visitation will be held on Thursday September 14 from 3:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. and on Friday September 15 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Arrangements were entrusted to Garr Funeral Home of Sellersburg with the assistance of Barlow Funeral Home of Bardstown

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September 14, 2023

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004

Funeral Service
September 15, 2023

11:00 AM
Barlow Funeral Home
2675 E. John Rowan Blvd.
Bardstown, KY 40004


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