Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Laurie Marie Philbin, 36, of Monett, passed away on Jan. 17, 2012, at Benchmark Healthcare following a 10-month battle with cancer.

She had worked as a LPN at Benchmark Healthcare for over 16 years. Nursing was not just what she did, it was who she was.

Survivors include: her mother, Margaret Philbin; her father, Dave (Pam) Gilbert, of Panama Beach, Fla.; her life partner, Randy Harper; sons, J.R. and Richard Harper; daughters, Jacqueline (Jeremy) McIntire and Brittany Harper; brother, Kenny Philbin; sister, Valerie (Ross) Ward, all of Monett; and five grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Saturday at the New Freedom Worship Center in Purdy. Cremation Arrangements were under the direction of White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.