Lifelong volunteer, Kearney resident Connie Laws reaps joy by helping those in need

KEARNEY, N.E.- When Connie Laws says she “loves to volunteer,” that’s an understatement.

For five years, she has volunteered at Good Samaritan Society St. John’s. Twice a week, she leads activities and games, eats lunch with residents and reads to them. She has sat at the bedsides of dying residents whose families were unable to be there and has attended their funerals.

In 2016, Laws began visiting Marilyn David, a resident at Prairie View Gardens Memory Center, at the request of David’s daughter, who lives out of town. “I would get her mother out of the room and give her someplace to go,” Laws said. “I was there so much they had me lead the activities. That freed up the activity director.”

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