Parker Hailey “Sassy” Lawrence, age 21 of Butler, Missouri died Friday, August 9, 2019 in Butler. She was born August 7, 1998 to James Douglas and Raquel Rene Scott Lawrence in Kansas City, Missouri.
Parker, one of two children, was a 2017 graduate of Butler High School and ready to start her third year at Pitt State University in Pittsburg, Kansas studying midwifery. She was employed as a waitress at the Union Restaurant on the Butler Square where she thoroughly enjoyed working. Parker attended the Immanuel Baptist Church in Butler.
Parker was bold, outspoken, sassy, vivacious, compassionate and often times . . . goofy. She enjoyed life, sports, traveling, being with friends, working at the Union, laughter . . . and accepted others with open arms. Everyone derived great pleasure from her laugh which was unique and sooo loud. Little kids were drawn to her and she to them, especially little babies. Restaurants of her choice were chosen by how good the bread was! Most importantly, life was all about family and she dearly loved her family--it was of utmost importance to her.
Parker is survived by her parents, Doug and Raquel Lawrence of Butler, Missouri; one brother, Joshua Christian Lawrence and wife Sarah of Springfield, Missouri; paternal grandmother, Barbara Lawrence of Butler, Missouri; maternal grandparents, Dean and LaVerne Scott of Clinton, Missouri; three uncles, Michael Lawrence and wife Tina of Shawnee, Kansas, Jason Lawrence and wife Kelly of Butler, Missouri and Donovan Scott and wife Emily of Ann Arbor, Michigan; and six cousins, Tyler Lawrence and wife Lauren, Blake Lawrence, Keegan Lawrence, Thane Lawrence, Hazel Scott and Sage Scott. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, James “Jim” Lawrence.
Funeral services were 10 a.m. Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Adrian Optimist Building in Adrian, Missouri. Burial in Oak Hill Cemetery, Butler. Contributions to Family. Services under the direction of the Schowengerdt Funeral Chapel (660-679-6555) Butler, Missouri. Online condolences www.schowengerdtchapel.com.