Gruett, Laura Gian (nee Wilson). Born July 31, 1966. Defeated breast cancer in 2012 but surrendered to cholangeal carcinoma March 3, 2018 after a determined effort that exemplified her time among us. Kind, selfless, strong, proud, steadfast peace-seeker under any circumstance and throughout any trial. Survived by husband Jonathan James of New Melle, MO, Daughter Sarah Elizabeth, son Jonathan Charles; Daughter of parents Charles Wilson, Shirley Wilson Koenig, and Donald V. Koenig; Sister to Carolyn Niemera; Step Sister to Marcia Koenig Wolfrum, Carolyn Allen, and James Koenig; Daughter in law to Enola Gruett; Sister in law to Ruth Gruett, and Daniel Gruett.
A graduate of Parkway Central High School and the University of Missouri-Columbia, Laura held many different positions in several different enterprises. Caseworker for the Missouri Division of Family Services, Mortgage Underwriter for Citicorp Mortgage and other residential lenders, Probation Officer for the Missouri Division of Probation and Parole, and Customer Service/Office Checker for Shop-n-Save grocery store. Laura cherished the company of family and friends, a good book, and the simple peace of napping in the sun.
Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21st at Immacolata Catholic Church 8900 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, MO 63117 with a light reception to follow.