Christina "Chrisy" Jo (Lawrence) West, Hermitage, TN (1968-2014)
February 26, 1968 - April 11, 2014
Christina “Chrisy” Jo (Lawrence) West, 46, of Hermitage, TN, died unexpectedly at home on April 11, 2014. She was born in Edgerton, on Feb. 26, 1968, to Ronald and Diane (Osthoff) Lawrence. Some years later, Ron and Diane bought the family farm in Eastman. Chrisy enjoyed many weekends there as a child, helping her parents. She loved taking care of and playing with the animals. She graduated from George S. Parker High School in Janesville, on June 13, 1986. She attended UW-Rock County and UW-Whitewater after high school. On May 6, 1990, she married John Lornson and together they raised two children, Amber and Alec. She later married Jeff West on Aug. 19, 2011. Chrisy was an accomplished musician who could play the flute, piano, guitar, oboe and clarinet. She also loved to sing. She had recently gone back to school to pursue her passion for helping people. She majored in nursing, and then had the privilege of working for a health care facility in Tennessee. Chrisy was like no other. She touched many, many lives and will be greatly missed.
Chrisy is survived by her husband, Jeff West of Hermitage, TN; daughter, Amber Lornson; and son, Alec Lornson, both of Milton; step-son, Trevor Lornson of Brodhead; and step-daughter, Korrie West of Cookeville TN; parents, Ronald and Diane Lawrence of Eastman; sister, Lea (John) Discher of Janesville; grandmother, Hazel Akins of Lisbon, IA; niece, Dana Jensen of Janesville; as well as many aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Lou Lawrence and John and Carrie Osthoff; aunt, Bonnie Osthoff; “uncle” Phil Schultz; cousins: Mary Jo Greene, Vincent Lawrence and Heather Kelleher.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 26, at the EASTMAN SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH at 11 a.m. Luncheon to follow.