Laura B. Warren

NORFOLK, Va. — Laura Bell Tobler was born Aug. 1, 1938, to the late Celia Age Ross (Tobler) and Aaron Tobler in Hominy, Oklahoma. At a young age, her family moved to Parsons, where she attended school.  

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 Norfolk, Virginia, their home.  

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. 

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; sisters-in-law, Ruby Gray, Karen Kay, Warren-Willoughby and Lillie Warren; and brother-in-law, Kenneth Green.

Known as “Grammy” to many, 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 and George Robinson; nieces, Zella (Donald) Davis and Sheryl Robinson (Buddy) Carvin of Kansas City; great-nephew, Joel Taylor of Elizabeth City, North Carolina; five sisters-in-law, Etta Warren of Kansas City, Pauline Boyd, Eleanor Brown, Joanne Titchenor and Betty Hadley, all of Wichita; and a host of other nephews, nieces, cousins and friends who are considered family. 

The service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home.

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