by Rita Cox

Lawrence W. OBrien, 88, formerly of Durham, Mo., died August 30, 2015 in the Sunset Home in Quincy, Ill.

He was born May 30, 1927 Ewing, Mo., the son of Bernard Otto and Ella (Kroeger) OBrien. He married Patricia A. Ehrhardt on June 6, 1953. She preceded him in death on December 16, 2010.

Mr. OBrien was a farmer in the Lewis Co. area. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean Era. He was a member of the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ewing. Lawrence was a member of the Lewistown American Legion 578. He was also a former member of the Ewing Saddle Club and the Eagles Club in Quincy.

One of Lawrences recent favorite memories was being able to participate in the Honor Flight to Washington in 2011.

Surviving are five children, John O'Brien and wife Debra of Ewing, Mo.; Vernon O'Brien and wife Dee of Durham, Mo.; Willie O'Brien and wife Deb of Maywood, Mo.; Marilyn Boone and her husband R.J. of Plainville, Ill., and David O'Brien and wife DeLinda of Palmyra, Mo. Twelve grandchildren: Jamie Oitker and husband Gary; Terry O'Brien and wife Angela; Matthew O'Brien and wife Jennifer; Michelle Heins and husband Ben; Jeffrey O'Brien and wife Emily; Laura Scott and husband D.J.; Daniel Kuhne and David Kuhne; Daniel Boone, Rachel Boone and her fianc Dalton Berry, Ryan Boone and Derek O'Brien and wife Karen.

Also nine great-grandchildren, Kristen and Taryn Oitker, Toby and Tyler OBrien and McKenna and Nicholas OBrien, Braxton Scott; and Case and Cole OBrien. Brothers G.L. Mike O'Brien and wife Clara and William M. Butch OBrien and wife Dorothy. Brother-in-law Raymond Schmidt

Numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives also survive.

In addition to his wife, Lawrence was also preceded in death by: his parents; a brother: Donald OBrien; and two sisters: Rosie Hugenberg and Kathleen Schmidt.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 3, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home in Quincy and at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony Catholic Church. Visitation is Sept. 2 from 4-7 p.m. at the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home.

Interment in Calvary Cemetery with military rites conducted at the cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimers Association of Adams County, the Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ewing, MO or to the Great River Honor Flight.