Chester Mills “Chet” Laws

  • Visitation Dates and Times

    Thursday, July 11, 2019, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    Friday, July 12, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

  • Visitation Location
    Moss Funeral Home, Trenton
  • Service Date
    Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Service Time
    11:00 a.m.
  • Service Location
    Moss Funeral Home, Trenton
  • Full Obituary

    Chester Mills “Chet” Laws, age 88, of Trenton, passed away while surrounded by his family on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.


    Chet was born July 11, 1930 in Keyesport, a son of the late Earl and Mabel, nee Mills, Laws. He married Paula Horvath April 27, 1963 at First United Methodist Church in East St. Louis; she survives in Trenton.


    In addition to his wife, Paula, Chet is survived by his children, Lisa (Rich) Hargis of Highland and Michele (Mike) Riffel of Highland; grandchildren, Emilee (friend Mike Benson) Hargis, Jay Hargis, Michael Riffel, and Mae Riffel; sisters-in-law and brother-in law, Lilly Laws of Greenville, Jan Laws of Keyesport, and Linda and Randy Kuehn of Trenton; and numerous nieces and nephews.


    He was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Teresa, nee Stephan, Horvath; sister, Doris Ronat, and her husband Raymond; and brothers, Jimmie Laws and David Laws.


    Chet retired from the State of Illinois, for which he served as bank examiner for thirty-five years. With his brother David Laws, Chet designed, built, and opened Twin Oaks Golf Club. He was an avid golfer, was a dedicated fan of both the St. Louis Cardinals and high school basketball, and, most of all, enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.


    Funeral Service will be Friday, July 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton with Reverend Christy Eckert officiating. Interment will follow at McKendree Chapel Cemetery in Keyesport.


    Visitation will be Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, July 12, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Moss Funeral Home in Trenton.


    In lieu of flowers, plants, and gifts, memorials may be made to Folds of Honor, American Heart Association, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and will be received at the funeral home or through Moss Funeral Home (535 N 5th St, Breese, IL, 62230), who is serving the family.

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