Rachel Cypret (nee Lawrence), of Maryland Heights, MO, passed away Thursday, September 14, 2023, at the age of 86. Loving wife of the late Herb Cypret; beloved daughter of the late Anna and O.N. Lawrence; dear sister of Dwight Lawrence. Rachel was also preceded in death by her siblings, Minnie Boyer, Herman Lawrence, Paul Lawrence, and David Lawrence. She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Rachel Cypret, born on January 6, 1937, in Fisher, Arkansas, to the loving parents O.N. and Anna Lawrence (nee Audrisch). She leaves behind a legacy of faith, love, and unwavering commitment to her family, friends, and community.
During her formative years, Rachel's devotion to her faith shone brightly. She played the piano and sang at her church with a passion that would become a hallmark of her life. It was during these early years that she encountered Herb, the love of her life. Their union was sealed in matrimony on June 12, 1955, and their love story spanned an incredible 65.5 years, until Herb's passing in January 2022.
Rachel was not just an impactful wife, she was a spiritual mother, counselor, and mentor to many. Her bold personality allowed her to share wisdom in a unique manner. With Rachel, you could always count on straight talk and an unwavering commitment to the truth.
For an amazing 50 years, Rachel dedicated herself as a sales representative for Norvell. Her work was more than a profession, it was a lifelong passion ignited by her desire to help women. This calling was born from her early experiences supporting her mother through illness, and Rachel approached her work as a mission to uplift and empower. She touched countless lives, leaving an indelible mark on the women she served.
Rachel and Herb were faithful pillars of the St. Louis Family Church, where they found deep connection within the larger family of faith. Their unwavering commitment to their spiritual community exemplified their enduring love for each other and their shared values.
Rachel’s passing leaves an irreplaceable void in our lives, but her memory will continue to inspire us. As we celebrate her life, let us remember the love, faith, and authenticity she brought to this world. In her honor, may we strive to live with the same passion, dedication, and unwavering commitment to truth that she so beautifully embodied.
Rachel Cypret will be deeply missed, but her legacy lives on in the countless hearts she touched and the lives she forever changed. Memorial contributions may be made in Rachel’s name to St. Louis Family Church Service International.