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Laura G. Schaefer, 82, of Springfield, died at 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at Oak Terrace Healthcare Center.

Laura was born November 10, 1932 in Benoit, MS, the daughter of Harry and Ruby Celeste Sigmond Gibson.

Laura moved to Springfield from Bellflower, CA and has been in the community for eight years. She loved to work, enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, loved to sew, and spend time with her grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dick Olson; three sons, Dennis, Curtis, and Lynn Newsome; three brothers, John, Sam, and Charles Gibson; two sisters, Ruthie Schaefer and Ann Ritter; brother-in-law, Willard Olson; and sister-in-law, Carlyn Olson.

She is survived by her grandchildren, Steve Newsome, Chris Newsome, and Kerri Patton; two sisters, Dorothy McClenic and Clara Ramirez; brother, Royce Gibson; brother-in-law, Duane Olson; nephew, Tim (wife, Jane) Olson; and niece, Janice Newcomer.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.