Laura Muteti

After a courageous 5 1/2 year cancer battle, Laura Muteti, age 37 passed away on June 5, 2021.

Laura was born on March 19, 1984 in Newark, Ohio to Budd and Joanne (McLaughlin) Beatty. Laura grew up on a farm outside of Gambier. She graduated from MVHS om 2002 and graduated from Rio Grande University in 2006. On August 23, 2008 she married Maurice Muteti, her college sweetheart, originally from Kenya. Laura was a project manager for Limited Brands and she worshipped at One Church in Gahanna.

She is survived by her husband, parents and sister Kristi (Bryan) Frazier and brother Andy (Jill) Beatty, along with 4 nieces and nephews Rush, Reagan & Silas Beatty and Lila Frazier. Laura was preceded in death by her loving mother-in-law Veronicah W. Muteti. She is survived by sister-in-law Elizabeth K. Muteti and brother-in-law Joseph M. Muteti and many more uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces in Kenya and South Africa too numerous to mention.  As well as her loving family from Kenya, Rose Mbula Mutisya, Bernard Muathe Mutisya, Scholastica Ndinda Mullu and Winfred Mueni Mbwika.

Memorial contributions can be made to Pelotonia.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday June 19, 2021 at the Grove Church of Christ at 7740 Grove Church road outside of Gambier, Ohio. Visitation will be from 1 - 3 pm with the Memorial Service at 4 pm with Andy Beatty officiating.  To share a memory or send a condolence to the family, please visit

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