Helen Lawler, 89, of West Union, Ohio, died Thursday, February 14, 2013 at home. She was born December 5, 1923 in Brush Creek Township, Adams County. She was preceded in death by parents, Edward Herbert and Winnie Pearl (Hazelbaker) Grooms; husband, Harry F. Lawler; and daughter, Martha Jane Lawler.
She is survived by a son, John (Anita) Lawler of West Union; daughter, Judith (William C.) Brown of West Union; sister, Georgana Mae Phipps of Lynx; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
She retired from the O.V.L.S.D. and was a teacher in the Business Office Education Department at the Vocational School. She taught at the former Jefferson Township School, Lynx School, Tiffin School, Russellville School, and West Union School.
She was a 1941 graduate of West Union High School. She received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Master’s degree from Miami University in Oxford. She was a former member of the West Union Women’s Club and a former member past Worthy Matron of the O.E.S. Chapter No. 246 in West Union. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in West Union.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Hope Ohio Valley, 909 Kenton Station Drive, Maysville, Kentucky 41056.
The funeral service is Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Lafferty
Funeral Home in West Union. Reverend David Sugarbaker will officiate.
The visitation is from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m.
The interment is at West Union Cemetery in West Union.