Laura Elaine Herring Connely

Laura Elaine Herring Connely

March 31, 1917 — December 15, 2019

Laura Elaine Herring Connely passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 in Tow, Texas at the age of 102. She was born March 31, 1917 in Otoe County, Nebraska to Theodore P. Herring and Hattie Frenzel Herring. Laura was a resident of Tow, Texas for 49 years since coming from Missouri.

Laura graduated from Neosho High School and married LeRoy Connely in 1937. After moving to Tow she attended the Tow Baptist Church. She was also active in the local senior citizen group and the Disabled Veterans Ladies Auxiliary. Laura loved fishing and gardening. In her later years she loved watching the flowers bloom and the wildlife play through the living room window.

Laura is preceded in death by her parents, Theodore P. Herring and Hattie Frenzel Herring; husband, LeRoy Connely; eldest son, Donald L. Connely; and two daughters, Star Elaine and Terri Lynn Connely.

She is survived by her son, Robert Dale Connely and wife Marilyn Connely; daughter, Vickie Louise Connely Dillard and husband Perry L. Dillard; sister, Hazel Herring Dunham; grandchildren, Ada Connely and Joshua Henderson; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Chapel in Kingsland, Texas with Richard Vandeventer officiating. Committal service will take place Thursday, Dec. 26 at 2 p.m. in Joplin, Missouri with Dr. Phillip McClendon officiating.

Funeral arrangements made under the direction of Waldrope-Hatfield-Hawthorne Funeral Homes, Inc. Kingsland, Texas. E-mail condolences may be sent to

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