Laurie Dirr of Walton, Kentucky passed away at 50

Laurie Lee Nelson Dirr passed away Walton – KY – Laurie Lee Nelson Dirr, age 50, of Walton, KY, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021. Laurie was an English teacher at Grant County High School and a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Independence. The news of her passing was shared on her Facebook page by her husband Steve expressing how devastating her demised was. He described his wife as a beautiful woman with a beautiful heart and that she was amazing.

Laurie was a devoted mother and wife. She loved being a mom and participating in her children’s activities including football mom, gymnastics, cheerleading, and their educations. Laurie is survived by her loving husband, Steven Dirr; her beloved children, Andrea Dirr, Eric Dirr, Julia Dirr, and Michael Dirr; parents, Forrest and Pat Nelson; and brother, Daniel Nelson (Ricki).

Visitation will be Monday, November 15, 2021, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051. Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at 10 a.m. at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, 5313 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the “Dirr Children Education Fund”, c/o Chambers and Grubbs Funeral Home, and can be made directly by mailing to 11382 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051. If you choose to donate online, the crowdfunding resource requires a minimum 5% fee (which you can change online as you make the donation) and a credit card transaction fee. Chambers and Grubbs do not charge the family anything for this service. When you make a donation, you may leave an online message for the family. For directions or to leave the family a message of condolence, please go to

Photo Credit (PC) goes to Laurie Dirr

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