Lawrence Schuler, 1933-2018
We were sad to hear that Lawrence Schuler, one of the Ava Dancers, passed away August 23 at his home in Texas. Over the years, we often saw Mr. Schuler dancing at events (like Bethel Youth Fiddle Camp and Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival) with his late sister Edna Mae Davis, his niece Cathy Marriott, his sister Evelyn Pruitt, and other family members and friends. They have always been up to dancing squares and jigs at events all over Missouri and even in Washington, DC when the late Bob Holt won a National Heritage Fellowship in 1999.
We remember Mr. Schuler as always smiling in the circle, clapping time for new dancers as they learned the calls, and moving with ease and grace throughout the dance. We send our heartfelt sympathy to Cathy, Ms. Evelyn, and all of Mr. Schuler’s family and friends. Rest in peace.
You can find an obituary for Lawrence Schuler here: