The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Constance "Connie" Lawson can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle
In Memory of
Constance "Connie" Sue 
Lawson (Dugan)
1945 - 2018
Click above to light a memorial candle.

The lighting of a Memorial Candle not only provides a gesture of sympathy and support to the immediate family during their time of need but also provides the gift of extending the Book of Memories for future generations.

Obituary for Constance "Connie" Sue Lawson (Dugan)

Constance “Connie” Sue Dugan Lawson, 73 of Leavenworth, KS, formerly of Atchison, KS, joined our Lord and Savior on Monday, July 23, 2018 at her home.

Funeral service will be at 2:00 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Doniphan Cemetery, Doniphan, KS. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Ashley Community Faith Church, Ashley, IL and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at

Connie was born July 20, 1945, in Linton, IN, the daughter of Clifford Dugan I and BillyAnna (Poe) Dugan, Forbis. She graduated from Vandalia Illinois High School and then attended Cosmetology school in Effingham, IL and then she received an Associate’s Degree in Youth Correction. She was a correctional officer for thirty-six years, having worked in McCallister, OK and Lansing Correctional and the Atchison Juvenile Facility. Connie was a member of Byington #177 Order of Eastern Star and enjoyed writing children’s books. She was also a founding member of the Ashley Community of Faith Church in Ashley, IL.

Connie married Lester M. Lawson on January 4, 1967 at the First United Methodist Church in Vandalia, IL; he preceded her in death on January 13, 2004. Survivors include two sons, Lester Lawson, Leavenworth, KS, Carl-David Poe and Tammy Lynn Lawson I, Lansing, KS, a daughters Yvonne and Bobby Mathis, Leavenworth, KS, two brothers, Clifford and Carylon Dugan II, Jasper, IN and Cevin and Mary Dugan, Ashley, IL, ten grandchildren; April Daniels, Samantha Lawson, Carl-David Poe Lawson II, Sara Bonnett, Krystal Gould, Bret Peoples, Robert Gould, Jarret Gould, Rosella Garcia, Benito Garcia and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandmother, Leon Tine Densmore, and a daughter Katrina Lawson Garcia.
Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos