Rebecca Sue (Porter) LawverNovember 7, 1956 ~ August 6, 2016 (age 59)
Rebecca Sue (Porter) Lawver, 59, of Gnadenhutten received her wings and went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2016 at Community Hospice of New Philadelphia surrounded by her family.
Rebecca is survived by her husband, Daniel Lee Lawver; two daughters: Erin Kay Lawver of Freeport and Elizabeth Belle Lawver of Uhrichsville; siblings: Robert Porter and wife Teresa of Newcomerstown, Joyce (Porter) Sindlinger of New Philadelphia, Mary (Porter) Huston and husband Jeff of Port Washington, Jackie (Porter) McMath and husband Mark of Gnadenhutten, and William Porter and wife Carol of Gnadenhutten; brothers-in-law: Terry Lawver and wife Jamie of Port Washington, Ted Lawver and wife, Tina of Massillon, and David Dyer and wife Tammy of Port Washington; mother and father-in-law Dorothy and Wayne Dyer of Port Washington; and step-father John Hines and friend, Gladyce Kerns of Uhrichsville. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews who were touched by her love and caring.
Rebecca was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Elizabeth (English) Porter; two sisters, Pamela Crites and Sandra Jill Porter; a niece Heather Johns and a nephew Adam Crites.
Rebecca was born November 7, 1956 at Twin City Hospital of Dennison, Ohio to the late Robert and Elizabeth Porter. She attended Indian Valley South where she was in the band and a flag bearer. She married Daniel Lee Lawver on June 29, 1973 at the Methodist Church in Gnadenhutten. They recently celebrated forty-three years of marriage.
Rebecca was passionate about her family. She loved to sew, write songs and poems, sing, and draw. She loved Tinkerbell. She spoke her mind, was sassy, and she always told you what she thought. One of her favorite sayings was “suck it up buttercup.”
She loved all her grandchildren: Kyle, Alex, Tyler, Alesha, Sarah, Courtney, Elijah, Lorelai, and Bobby. Her great-grandchildren were very special to her: Clara, Conner, and Kaleb. She was so proud of them all.
She passed peacefully surrounded by her family and shared the day with her special niece, Leslie, on her birthday. As Leslie wrote, “The day I came into this world will also be the day you were reborn into the next.”
Following Rebecca’s wishes there will no visitation. Her body was cremated. A graveside service will be held for family and friends in Hartwood Cemetery, Newcomerstown, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, August 13, 2016.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made in her memory to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Ave., SW, New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663.
The family would like to thank Community Hospice and all family and friends for thoughts and prayers during this time. Remember it is harder on us now that she is gone. She’s in heaven now laughing and dancing. As she always said “I love you more.”