Laura Jean McGuire, the daughter of Leonard J. and Cecelia M. (Schmit) McGuire, was born on Nov. 30, 1953, in Algona, Ia. She graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School in 1972 and LeJames Beauty School. She had worked for AT&T in Des Moines. Laura Jean enjoyed latch hook, cross stitching, Spirit Lake, singing and painting. She was light spirited and the life of the party.
Left to cherish Laura Jean's memory is her son, Alex Johnson of St. Joseph, Mo.; a granddaughter, Katelynn Johnson; mother, Cecelia McGuire of St. Joseph; three sisters: Maureen McGuire of St. Joseph, Mo., Irene McGuire of Algona, and Kathleen Hrdlicka and her husband, Ed, of Algona; and five brothers: John McGuire and his wife, Katie of Cascade, Robert McGuire of Kansas City, Mo., Peter McGuire and his wife, Gaylene of Algona, Martin McGuire and his wife, Camille of Clive, and George McGuire and his wife, Shirley of Ames.
She was preceded in death by her life partner, Dave Burley in 2008; and her father.
Memorials may be made to A.A. World Services, Inc., P.O. Box 459, New York, NY 10163. The Lentz Funeral Home in Algona is serving the family. Laura Jean's video tribute may be viewed at www.lentzfuneralhome.com