Sharri Lawson, daughter of the late Roscoe Vincent and Ruby Mae Pruitt Cain, was born in St. Louis, Mo., on June 9, 1949, and died at the St. Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau, Mo., on Nov. 30, 2012, at the age of 63.
Sharri grew up in Potosi and moved to Dexter six years ago. She worked for many years as a case worker for the State of Missouri and as a substitute teacher for the Bloomfield School District.
On Dec. 27, 1986, Sharri was married to Larry Lawson in Potosi. Larry preceded her in death on Nov. 22, 2004. She was of the Free Will Baptist faith.
Surviving are two sons, Robbie Pennebaker of Bloomfield and Adam Pennebaker of Dexter.; one brother, Brian Cain of Cadet, Mo.; two sisters, Lois Allen of Dittmer, Mo., and Tammye Dailly of Tiff, Mo.; and four grandchildren. Other family and friends also survive.
She was preceded in death by one son, Nicky Bettencourt; two brothers, Vincent Cain and Eddie Cain; and one sister, Jackie Patrick
Local visitation was held on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 4 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Chapel in Dexter. Visitation will also be held in Potosi on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at the DeClue Family Funeral Home in Potosi with Rev. Dale Holman officiating, assisted by Donald Strauser.
Interment will follow at the New Diggins Cemetery in Springtown, Mo.
Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter was in charge of local arrangements.