Laurie Brown Eisman, aged 64, of Independence, passed peacefully at her home on Tuesday, October 17th, leaving behind a legacy of love, compassion, and a life well-lived. Laurie was a devoted wife, a cherished mother, grandmother, sister, and a dear friend to many. Her memory will be forever engraved in the hearts of those who were fortunate enough to know her.
Laurie was born on November 15th 1958 in Independence, Missouri, to her loving parents, Carol and the late Everett LeRoy Brown. She grew up in a home filled with love and warmth, and she carried those values with her throughout her life.
In 1988, Laurie embarked on a journey of love and commitment when she married Tom Eisman, and together, they celebrated nearly 35 years of shared adventures, unwavering support, and cherished moments. Their love was an example to all who knew them, and their bond remained strong through the years.
Laurie's most treasured roles in life were as a mother and grandmother. She loved her triplets, Brett, Courtney (Andrew Lewman), and Eric (Kaitlin Eisman), more than words can express. Her devotion to her children was unwavering, and her guidance and love shaped them into the remarkable individuals they are today. Laurie also found immeasurable joy in her three grandchildren, Kenzie Lewman, Colton Lewman, and Everett Eisman, whose smiles brought immense happiness to her life.
Laurie was a beloved sister to Kathy Jones (Tim Jones), LeeAnne Gourley (Jeff Gourley), and brother David Brown (Jane Brown). She cherished her family bonds, and her nurturing spirit extended to her many nieces and nephews.
For over 30 years, Laurie dedicated herself to her passion as a special education teacher, touching the lives of countless students. Her commitment to education and her advocacy for those with special needs made a profound impact on the community. She retired in 2019 from Oakwood Manor Elementary, leaving behind a legacy of compassion and dedication in the field of education.
Laurie had a zest for life and a love for her family that was truly unmatched. She found immense joy in anything involving her grandchildren, relished trips to Colorado, adored her pets and grand-dogs, immersed herself in the pages of a good murder mystery novel, cheered passionately for the Chiefs on the football field, and passionately supported the Jayhawks on the basketball court.
Laurie's sudden departure from our lives leaves an irreplaceable void, but her memory will forever remind us of the importance of love, family, and the joy found in life's simple pleasures.
A celebration of Laurie's life will be held on November 12th, 2023 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM at 3122 S. Crysler Ave. Independence, MO 64055. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests you share your favorite memories and photos to RememberLBE@gmail.com in her honor.
Laurie Brown Eisman will always be remembered for her selfless dedication to her family and her students, her love for adventure and her passions, and her radiant smile that could light up any room. May she rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the love that she so generously shared with the world.