Lauren Marie Drew
November 7, 1977 – August 28, 2019
Lauren Marie Drew, 41, of Overland Park, Kansas passed away August 28, 2019 at her home in San Angelo, Texas. Her visitation will be held 6pm – 8pm, Wednesday, September 4th at the McGilley & Hoge Chapel, Overland Park. A Rosary at 9:45am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am, Thursday, September 5th at Queen of the Holy Rosary, 7023 W. 71st Street, Overland Park with burial to follow in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa. Memorial Contributions may be given in her name to Lupus Foundation of America- Heartland Chapter, 4640 Shenandoah Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110 or Wayside Waifs, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64137.
Lauren was born November 7, 1977 in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Notre Dame de Sion High School and then went on to attend Angelo State University and Howard College, studying in the Medical and Criminal Justice Fields. She was an advocate for animals in San Angelo, Texas. She loved her sports, swimming, basketball and volleyball, which she was very involved with while growing up. She was a huge Chiefs and Royals fan.
Lauren was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, John S. Lorhan III and Sylvia L. Lorhan and paternal grandparent, Norman E. Drew.
She is survived by parents, Jeffrey L. and Diane M. Drew; brother, Jason N. Drew; sister, Allyson M. Drew; grandmother, Regina M. Giesecke; aunts, Karen S. Ritter (Howard), Lynda L. Ryan, Julie A. Claar (Jeffrey); uncles, John S. Lorhan IV (Linda), David A. Lorhan, Michael K. Lorhan (Jane), Daniel S. Lorhan, Douglas S. Lorhan (Heidi), Douglas R. Drew (Patrice) and 27 cousins.
A friend to everyone, she will be truly missed. You may leave online condolences for the family at www.mcgilleyhoge.com.
- John S. Lorhan III and Sylvia L. Lorhan, Maternal Grandparents (deceased)
- Norman E. Drew, Paternal Grandparent (deceased)
- Jeffrey L. and Diane M. Drew, Parents
- Jason N. Drew, Brother
- Allyson M. Drew, Sister
- Regina M. Giesecke, Grandmother
- Karen S. Ritter (Howard), Aunt
- Lynda L. Ryan, Aunt
- Julie A. Claar (Jeffrey), Aunt
- John S. Lorhan IV (Linda), Uncle
- David A. Lorhan, Uncle
- Michael K. Lorhan (Jane), Uncle
- Daniel S. Lorhan, Uncle
- Douglas S. Lorhan (Heidi), Uncle
- Douglas R. Drew (Patrice), Uncle
- Lauren also leaves behind 27 cousins to cherish her memory.
- Jason N. Drew
- Charles Eblen
- Marcel Powell
- John S. Lorhan IV
- Ron Davis
- Daniel S. Lorhan
- David A. Lorhan, Honorary Pallbearer
- Michael K. Lorhan, Honorary Pallbearer
- Jeff Claar, Honorary Pallbearer
Lupus Foundation of America, Heartland Chapter
4640 Shenandoah Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64137
- Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2019
- Rosary Service Thursday, September 5, 2019
- Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 5, 2019
- Committal Service Thursday, September 5, 2019
Lauren Marie Drew
September 4, 2019
Lauren was the kindest person I ever knew and I'm sad for the world that we are now without her. Sending healing thoughts to all her family and friends.
September 2, 2019
September 1, 2019
Now that the shock is wearing off, I am starting to process a lot of emotions. I had not spoken to Lauren in almost ten years. That’s life sometimes. I missed her something crazy. The laughs we shared were the full-belly, stomach-hurting, gasping-for-breath laughs that not everyone is fortunate enough to experience. We didn’t hang out all the time, but when we did, it was like we had seen each other only the day before. I can only count about two other people I have that connection with.
I met Lauren in 2001 and we immediately became friends because she was Brittany’s friend. When they would come to Ft. Worth to visit Aunt Melinda, they always drove up to Denton to pick me up for the weekend. Always. What kind of friends do that? She was generous with her time and her money. If she was going to enjoy something, she wanted you to enjoy it with her. We saw countless concerts, plays, and movies thanks to her generosity. The only thing she would ask for in return was for you to play with her hair. Small price to pay, I think. Lauren was proud of her sister, Allyson and could not wait for me to meet her. She loved her family and her dogs and hated grammatical errors and loved Halloween almost as much as I did.
Last night, I found out she passed this week, and it left me breathless. I prayed for her every night for all 19 years I knew her. I hope that even though we hadn’t spoken in so long that she still knew the impact she had on my life. Fuchsia truck! Fuchsia truck! The ghost hunting. The slot machine. Leaving pennies at Aunt Melinda’s. The ghost hunting. Taco Bueno in Ft. Worth. The Star-Telegram yacht. The ghost hunting. So much ghost hunting. How lucky were we to have so many wonderful times together? I have missed my friend, and I will miss her more now. (Though I have to say, I am kind of upset that she hasn’t come to haunt me yet.)
Lauren, I pray those closest to you find peace and comfort in your lasting memory. ❤️
August 31, 2019
Lauren was my daughter here in San Angelo tx , she was a big sister to my daughter jacoby deann Williams, was such a warm hearted person u could not help but to love her♥️ Always giving herself to help others such a joyful person, she attended my church a few times St Paul Pre church everyone loved her😊she was wonderful to be around,funny joyful, loving... Lauren I will forever miss u♥️♥️ U will forever live in my heart I love u dear daughter 😘♥️