Laura J. Favre, 90, of Geneseo, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at UnityPoint Health - Trinity, in Rock Island. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at First United Methodist Church, in Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Chris Ritter officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Memorials may be directed to the Laura Favre Memorial Fund to be distributed amongst several local organizations.

Laura J. Favre, 90, of Geneseo, died Friday, Aug. 10, 2018, at UnityPoint Health - Trinity, in Rock Island. A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at First United Methodist Church, in Geneseo. The Rev. Dr. Chris Ritter officiated. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery. A visitation was from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 at Vandemore Funeral Home & Crematory, in Geneseo. Memorials may be directed to the Laura Favre Memorial Fund to be distributed amongst several local organizations.

Laura was born July 24, 1928, in Chicago Heights, the daughter of Orlando and Sadie (Peters) Ludwig. She graduated from Edwardsville High School. Laura was united in marriage to Jacob “Jake” Favre on Aug. 10, 1947, in Mt. Olive. Jake preceded her in death. She worked as a homemaker from her own home and raised five children.

Laura was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Geneseo, and active in the Women of the Moose and Academy of Friendship clubs. She also participated in the Impact Group, which lectured to those arrested for drunk driving, as well as the Tourism Council for Geneseo. Laura was a member of the Victoria Walk Committee for many years and is a proud founding member of Richmond Hill Players. In 2017, Laura was selected to sit as Grand Marshal in the Christmas Walk parade, in recognition of her many years of volunteering for so many local groups and organizations. She was very instrumental in, and loved helping build many parade floats held throughout the year.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son, Wayne (Christina Hellwich) Favre, of Norland, Wash.; daughters, Yvonne Favre, of Rock Island; and Jackie (Mike) Skiles, of Geneseo; six grandchildren, Joe, Aubry, Michael, Kari, Jacob and Dana; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orlando and Sadie; husband, Jacob; and daughters, Sharon Favre and Catherine Pulling.