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Laura Jane Biggerstaff, 79, of McLeansboro, passed away 4:34 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, 2017.
Visitation was 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, at Harre Funeral Home in McLeansboro
Funeral service was 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, at Harre Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Sefried and Rev. Douglas Bowers officiating. Burial was at Old Springer Cemetery in Blairsville.
She was born Nov. 30, 1937, in McLeansboro, the daughter of William "Brick" York and Lilly (Mezo) York. She married Manuel Biggerstaff in July 1980 in Benton; he passed away Jan. 6, 2015.
Laura was the owner/operator of K & LJ Restaurant in McLeansboro. She was a member of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church.
She loved to play cards and bingo; loved to shop and she loved to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of American Legion Post 106 Ladies Auxillary, McLeansboro.
She is survived by five sons, Steve McMahon and wife Sally of Freeport, Gary McMahon and wife Mary of McLeansboro, Donnie McMahon and wife Denise of Mt. Vernon, John Biggerstaff and wife Irene of McLeansboro and Perry Biggerstaff and wife Melissa of Bloomington; one daughter, Carolyn Babb and husband David of Pontiac; three brothers-in-law, Dale Biggerstaff and wife Brenda of McLeansboro, Lowell Biggerstaff and wife Linda of McLeansboro and Johnny Biggerstaff and wife Sharon of Woodlawn; five sisters-in-law, Mary Ruth Parr of McLeansboro, Florene Dutton and husband Russ of Mt. Vernon, Alice McKinney of Sandwich, Nona Joann Beckham and husband Darrel of Belle Rive and Wanda Sledge and husband Morris of Mt. Vernon; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Penny; son, Leon; three brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; sister, Linda Redmon; and two infant girls, Glenda Sue and Donna Jane McMahon.
Harre Funeral Home, McLeansboro, is in charge of all arrangements.
Published on February 6, 2017
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