Paul “Kee-o-Kuk” Lawrence Obituary

September 22, 2014

TOPEKA- Paul Abraham Lawrence, 46, of Topeka, KS passed away September 21, 2014 at Midland Hospice House. He was born September 21, 1968 in Topeka the son of John Pasley and Myra Matchie. He was adopted as an infant by Donald Lawrence and Charlotte (Nation) Lawrence.

Paul worked as a painter and concrete construction. He was a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation.

Survivors include a son, Christopher Kacevich of Worcester, MA; 2 daughters, Brittany Kacevich of Worcester, MA and Savannah Lawrence of Topeka, KS; his adopted mother, Charlotte Lawrence of Lindale, TX; his biological mother, Myra Matchie of Mayetta, KS; 4  adopted sisters, Cindy Jedlicka of Scurry, TX, Sharon Garland of Arlington, TX, Barbara Powe of Irving, TZ and Michelle Jarmon of Georgia; 2  adopted brothers, Randy McKinney of Mesquite, TX and Mark McKinney of Lewisville, TX; 3  biological sisters, Ruta Mendez of Mayetta, KS, Marji Heim of Mayetta, KS and Lori Pasley of Topeka, KS; 4 biological brothers, Benny Nioce of Topeka, KS, Raymond Nioce of Holton, KS, Sam Barrow of Valley Falls, KS and Clint Pasley of Topeka, KS; 12 nieces and nephews; 1 great-niece and 1 great- nephew.

He was preceded in death by his adopted father, Donald Lawrence; his biological father, John Pasley and an adopted sister, Donna Gage.

Drum services will be Wednesday evening, September 24, 2014 at the Danceground Building. Burial will be Thursday afternoon at Thunder Eagle Cemetery. To leave a special message for the family, please visit

(Courtesy of Mercer Funeral Home, Holton, Kan.)