Kathleen Laws, a longtime parishioner of Ascension Parish, died June 21. There was a funeral Mass at Ascension.

Mrs. Laws was born Dec. 5, 1938, in Blackburn, Oklahoma, the youngest of 18 children.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Laws, her children, Julia Zottola, and Laurel and Chelsea Laws; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Zach, Trevor, Mercedes, Brenden, Ashlee, Patrick, Moira and Deegan; great-grandchildren, Kaleila and Zoey; sons-in-law, Chris and Matt; and two brothers, Corky and Gerald Howe.