Linnie Inez (Reece) Carlson Lawrence | Obituary
The funeral service for Linnie Inez (Reece) Carlson Lawrence will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at Eighth & Lee Church of Christ with Dave Dugan, minister of Cache Church of Christ, Cache, Oklahoma officiating.
Interment will follow at Highland Cemetery under the direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.
The service can be accessed by following the Facebook live link on www.beckerfuneral.com or by visiting the Becker-Rabon Funeral Home Facebook page.
The family will welcome friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Linnie Inez (Reece) Carlson Lawrence, 100, Lawton, visited her heavenly home on Friday, May 21, 2021 with her daughter in Elgin, with her loving family by her side. She was born Linnie Inez Reece on February 7, 1921 in Grady County near Rush Springs, to Maxwell C. Reece, Jr. and Velma Odessa (Lewallen) Reece. When her father died, the family moved to the Sterling area where they attended school. She married Morris E. Carlson on December 20, 1937. They remained happily married until her death on May 6, 1976. Throughout their lives they cultivated south of Sterling. From this union were born three children: Sandra Lane, Morris Edward and Billie Jean.
Linnie worked at Blumenshine School as a cook, where her children attended school. She has always been a talented dressmaker, working at Rainey’s Draperies and Upholstery, Lacey’s Furniture and English Furniture, all in Lawton, before starting her own business. Linnie owned and operated Carlson’s custom draperies in Lawton, retiring at the age of 80. She later married Vencil Lawrence on May 25, 2001 in Lawton, remaining happily married until her death on May 4, 2007.
He was a very active and talented person. She loved oil painting and water coloring. She loved interior design, helping clients, friends and family decorate their homes and businesses. She created beautiful dresses for her daughters and as a hobby, made dolls, doll clothes and furniture. She enjoyed traveling across the United States and to many places around the world. She was a woman of many hats, being a member of the Red Hat Society. She was a gentle soul and a very loving mother and was known lovingly as MamaLynn by her grandchildren and many great grandchildren. She never had a mean word to say about anyone and was loved by all of her family, friends and those who knew her. Above all, she loved her Lord Jesus and was a faithful member of the Church of Christ.
Linnie is survived by her two daughters: Billie Jean Schettler and her husband Kenneth of Elgin; Sandra Bullock and her husband Russell de Moore; 13 grandchildren: Kenny Schettler of Elgin; Darrin Schettler and his wife Sandy of Lawton; Crystal Seymour of Lawton; Brian Schettler and his wife Angela from Altus; Eric Carlson and his wife Jeannie of Burleson, Texas; Charlotte Franklin of Corpus Christi, Texas; Robert Carlson and his wife Jessica of Louisville, Kentucky; Linda Hampton from the Yukon; Gina Sims and her husband Dalton de Blanchard; Marion Navarette from Tuscon, Arizona; Michael Smelik of Terrell, Texas; Mark Smelik and his wife Carol of Oakdale, Minnesota and Michelle Miller of Tulsa; 29 great-grandchildren, 33 great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Imogene Huber of Lawton and several other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She is predeceased by her parents; The husbands; one son, Morris Edward Carlson; three grandchildren: twins Connie and Bonnie Schettler and Dezina Carlson; two great-grandchildren: Garrin Schettler and Kristina Paruzinski; two great-great-grandchildren: Emily Wooten and Karson King; five brothers: Sonny Reece; Leonard Reece; Paul Reece; RD Reece and Buck Reece; four sisters: Vela Howard; Jewel Hood; Alidee Hood and Dorothy Carlson.