Laura was born October 6, 1925, northwest of Latimer, near Clarks Creek. She was the daughter of Fredrick Paul and Anna Laura (Kandt) Krause; and a sister to eight brothers, Carl, Edwin, Roy, Paul, Fred, Raymond “Pete”, Clyde, Robert; and three sisters, Mary Ann, Wilhelmina “Billie”, and Elsie.
Laura received her GED when she was fifty. She went two semesters at Kansas University in Lawrence. She worked eight years at KU Printing Service as a proofreader. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #125 of Lyndon, Kansas, and a past president. She attended the Woodbine United Methodist Church. Her favorite hobbies were quilting and woodworking.
Laura’s first marriage was to Melvin Fabert, August 29, 1942, at Abilene, Kansas. They were the parents of James L., Jerry Alan, Dennis Michael, and Steve R. After thirty years, she and Melvin divorced. She married Everett Murray, March 21, 1980, at Lawrence, Kansas and they were divorced.
Laura is preceded in death by two sons, James L. Fabert, Dennis Fabert, her eight brothers, Carl, Edwin, Roy, Paul, Fred, Raymond “Pete”, Clyde and Robert Krause; three sisters, Mary Ann McCutcheon, Wilhelmina “Billie” Stevens, Elsie Rock, and her parents.
Laura is survived by two sons, Jerry Fabert of Spooner, Wisconsin, and Steve Fabert of Topeka, Kansas.
Cremation is planned with memorial services at a later date.