Violet S. Lawrence (nee Sternat), 79, of Brookfield, died March 8, 2013 at her home.

Ms. Lawrence worked as a waitress, retiring in 1977. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses and enjoyed watching classic movies.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Richard Krafthefer, in the late 1960s, and by her brother, Edward Sternat Jr.

Ms. Lawrence is survived by her second husband, Andrew B. Lawrence, whom she married in 1980; her sons, Richard Krafthefer and Kenneth Krafthefer; her stepsons, Joseph Lawrence and David Lawrence; four grandchildren; and her sister, Helen Walski.

Services have been held. Interment was at Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Johnson Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.