Laura Bell Tobler was born August 1, 1938 to the late Celia Age Ross (Tobler) and Aaron Tobler in Hominy, Oklahoma. At a young age, her family moved to Parsons, Kansas where she would attend school.
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She married her love, Joe Louis Warren, on July 9, 1956. Being a Military wife, she lived in Kansas City, Rhode Island, and New York before permanently making Titustown in Norfolk, Virginia their home.
Being the socialite she was, Mrs. Warren enjoyed visiting her neighbors and talking with friends. She was a good neighbor and always ready to help those in need. She love people and made sure they knew they were being thought of by a phone call or card in the mail. She especially enjoyed sending out her long list of Christmas cards every year.
She enjoyed other hobbies such as sewing, crocheting, cooking, seeing shows, and reading books and the newspaper. Many don't know that she was a speed reader. She could finish a book in a day. She also had a love for Mickey Mouse. So much she named her child after a Mouseketeer. As much a she liked cooking, she enjoyed eating and always wanted to know what you cooked good lately.
Mrs. Warren was a traveler and never seemed to meet a stranger. She was not one to easily forget and maintained relationships over decades. She had that special charm about her that captured generations.
In 2001, she became a member of First Baptist Church Logan Park. She enjoyed participating in church and community events up until the time her health began to decline. Never the less, she wouldn't complain and remained as active as she could with the assistance of her family.
She took much pride in her family ,especially her granddaughter and great-grandchildren. She was an integral part of all of their lives, sharing an individual bond with each of them. Although she had one grandchild, she was know by many as "Grammy".
Mrs. Warren was preceded in death by her parents, husband, sister, Virginia Louise Robinson, brothers Arthur Gray, and Carlton Tobler, nephew, Charles Robinson, niece Theresa Sheryl Gray, sister-in-laws Ruby Gray, Karen Kay Warren-Willoughby, and Lillie Warren, and brother-in-law Kenneth Green.
She leaves to cherish and honor her memory; her daughter, Celia Annette Porro, son, Carlton Anthony Warren, son-in-law Claudio Porro, granddaughter, Lenecia Porro, great-grandsons, Xavier and Aaron Porro-Harrell of Norfolk; nephews, Clarence
(Maggie) Robinson, Marion "Poncho" Robinson, George Robinson, nieces, Zella (Donald) Davis, Sheryl Robinson of Kansas City, great-nephew, Joel Taylor of Elizabeth City, NC, 5 sister-in-laws, and a host of other nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends that are considered family.