Published in the Interest of the Staunton Community for Over 143 Years


Laura Louise Brabec, 97, formerly of Staunton, of Pelham, Alabama., passed away at Columbiana Health and Rehab in Columbiana, Ala., on March 8, 2024. She was born on Nov. 8, 1926 in Edwardsville the daughter to the late Daniel and Ethel (Sparks) Harmon. She married her first husband and father of her children, Edgar Hering, and he preceded her in death. Her spouse, Albert Brabec, also preceded her in death.

After graduating from Edwardsville High School in Edwardsville, Ill., she spent many years in retail sales before eventually opening a restaurant named “Laura’s” in Staunton. She enjoyed ca...

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