Marvelean Lawson, 91

Marvelean V. Lawson, 91, formerly of rural Lagro, died at 3:45 a.m. on Sept. 18 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester, where she had lived the past four years. She was born Sept. 8, 1922 in Wabash to Lanson V. and Marvelean Dolly (Vergon) Semans.

Marvelean married J. Warner Lawson in Wabash on June 12, 1943; he died June 24, 1978. She was a farmer and an antique dealer. She was a member of the Lagro Community Church, the Wabash Order of the Eastern Star, the Indiana State and National Holstein Association, the Dairy Shrine Club and was a former member of the Delta Theta Tau Sorority. Marvelean was the first secretary/treasurer of the Indiana Hoosier Holstein Futurity and was secretary for the National Holstein Convention in Indianapolis in 1957. She was a rural youth sponsor with her husband for many years.

She is survived by four children, John (Valerie) Lawson, and Suzan Hamilton, both of Lagro, Mary Ann Lawson, San Francisco, Calif., and Beth Gillespie, Lagro; seven grandchildren, Karen (Andrew) Pegg, North Manchester, Rachel Lawson, Lagro, Rebecca (Bryan) Shafer, Wabash, Darcie Gillespie, Lagro, Ian Stallings, San Francisco, Justin Gillespie and James Lawson, both of Lagro; five great grandchildren, Breanna Burcroff, Lagro, Bethany Pegg, North Manchester, Bailey Burcroff, Lagro, Sarah Pegg, and Matthew Pegg, both of North Manchester. She was preceded in death by her husband and her parents.

Private graveside services and burial will be in Lagro Cemetery at a later date.

Preferred memorial is Lagro Cemetery Association.

The memorial guest book for Marvelean may be signed at

Posted on 2013 Sep 24