Laura was born on May 11, 1916 in Barry County, Mo., daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Friday) Witt. Some of her elementary education was at St. Mary's Catholic School. In her younger years, she was an active member of St. Mary's Altar Society and the Legion of Mary. Laura had many joys in her life including playing pitch and was the family checker champion.
On April 21, 1936, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Laura married John C. Wolf. They celebrated 55 years together before his passing in September of 1991. She was also preceded in death by one grandson, Rob Yonker; one great-grandson, Doug Perrin; one sister, Elizabeth Witt; and seven brothers, Ed Witt, Albert Witt, Joe Witt, John Witt, Glen Witt, Ben Witt and Emil Witt.
Those left to celebrate her life, include five children, Dale Wolf, and wife, Rosalee, of Sarcoxie, Mo., Donna Harvey, of Pierce City, Sharon Bell, and husband, Don, of Gladstone, Mo., Ronald Wolf and wife, Mary, of Shell Knob, Mo. and Linda Yonker and husband, Bob, of Pierce City; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; seven great-great grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Laura was a huge presence in her children's and grandchildren's lives. Her favorite place on earth was her home and springtime was her favorite season, so she could look forward to planting her yard with flowers.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Pierce City. Father Peter Morciniec will officiate. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church at 6 p.m. on Thursday with visitation to follow until 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Mary's Catholic School or to St. Mary's Catholic Church in memory of Laura.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, Mo.