Laurence Washington Pence, 94, of Elizabethtown, passed away Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Hardin Memorial Hospital.
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A native of Hardin County, he was a member of United Methodist Church but attended Christ Episco-pal Church. He was a World War II Navy Veteran and a member of Beach Cities Lodge No. 735 F & AM, Nova Star OES, Pilgrim Shrine OWSJ and Serenity Chapter of Amaranth.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Ruth Pence; his parents, John W. and Lula Maude Klinglesmith Pence; and a brother, Russell Pence.
Survivors include two children, Barbara "Bobbie" (Weston I.) Nathanson of Northridge, Calif., and Re-becca "Beckie" (Patrick) Henry of Elizabethtown; a brother, Paul (Mildred) Pence of Colesburg; two sisters, Frances Phelps and Joan Delk, both of Elizabethtown; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services are 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Ellen Morell officiating. Burial will follow in Inglewood Park Cemetery in California.
Visitation is 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Feeding America Backpack Program.
Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home in Elizabethtown is in charge of arrangements.
Dixon-Atwood & Trowbridge Funeral Home
234 West Dixie Avenue
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on Nov. 18, 2012