Obit: Laura Lamrock, 103, Scottville.

September 8, 2014

Laura M. Lamrock aged 103 of Scottville, passed away on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.  Laura was born on November 4, 1910 in Mason County to Charles and Anna (Pleiness) Stoevsand, and attended Fern School in Eden Township.  Her first marriage was to Wilbur Matthews, and he preceded her in death in 1932.  She later married Phillip Lamrock on December 9, 1944 in Muskegon, and they celebrated 41 years together before he also preceded her in death in 1985.  Along with her husbands, Laura was preceded in death by her son Bill Matthews, her daughter Virginia (Gerald) Soberalski, her stepson Phillip Wayne Lamrock, her stepdaughter Illah (Marshall) Stoevsand, her parents, and her brothers Armen, Walt, Will, and Ervin Stoevsand.

A longtime resident of Muskegon, Laura returned to Mason County following Phillip’s passing.  She loved to play cards, go to the Casino with her friends and family, and was an avid reader.  Her greatest joy was spent in the company of her family.  The y will always remember her kind and wonderful spirit.

Laura will be greatly missed by her son Wilbur (Lou) Matthews of Grant, her daughter Bernadine (Norman) Wright of Muskegon, her daughter-in-law Joyce Matthews of Scottville, 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 29 great, great-grandchildren

Funeral services will be held for Laura at 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 11 at the STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME in Scottville, with Rev. Jack Conklin of the Scottville United Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will follow at Center Riverton Cemetery.  Friends may meet with her family for a time of visitation on Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, and on Thursday from 12:00 noon until time of services at the funeral home.  Those who wish to make contributions in her memory are asked to consider Hospice of Michigan – Mason County.

Please visit Laura’s personal memory page at to leave a tribute of Laura for her family, or to light a candle in her memory.

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