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Laura Ellen Paul

Updated: Jun 12

December 22, 1947 — June 7, 2024
La Cygne, Kansas

Laura Ellen Weitman Paul, age 76, of La Cygne, Kansas, passed away Friday, June 7, 2024.  She was born on December 22, 1947, in Quincy, Illinois, the daughter of Ivan R. and Edna F. Parrish Weitman.  She graduated from LaBelle, Missouri Rural High School in the class of 1965.

She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Truman State University and established her career as being the Parker Second Grade teacher hired by USD 362 in 1969 and remained in that position for forty years.

Besides teaching, Laura also had passions for reading, cooking, and sewing (especially baby things and quilts.)   She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandma.  Laura was united in marriage to Raymond E. Paul on February 12, 1972.

She was preceded in death by her parents.  Laura is survived by her loving husband Raymond E. “Butch” Paul of over 52 years; a son, Matthew Gerard and his wife Quynh Anh Paul; a daughter, Rachel Erin and her husband Jeffrey Pommier; a sister, Francie Geisendorfer; four grandchildren, Grace Pommier, Leah Pommier, George Paul, John Pommier; a loving church family; and many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 13, 2024, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in La Cygne.  A rosary will be prayed 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, La Cygne Chapel.  No visitation is scheduled.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library c/o Schneider Funeral Home, P.O. Box 304, LaCygne, KS 66040.  Online condolences can be made at

(Published in the Linn County Journal on June 12, 2024.)

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