She was born in Linton on Feb. 24, 1940,
the daughter of Robert R. and Lillie Mae (Davis) Dunning. She worked at Hamilton Drug Store in earlier years. She received her nursing degree from Vincennes University, and worked as a registered nurse for over 20 years. She worked at Greene County General Hospital, Glenburn Home, Shakamak Good Samaritan Center, Linton Nursing Home and Spencer Nursing Home. She was a member of the Saron United Church of Christ in Linton where she served as a parish nurse.
She is survived by her husband, Donald L. Lawson of Linton; two daughters, Donna (James) Teague and Michelle (Rob) LaPointe of Linton; a sister, Jeanette Weaver of Linton, four granddaughters, Brandy Rawlins, Chelsea Hineman, Amanda Kent and Nicole LaPointe; and one great-granddaughter, Carly Kent.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Bobby Dunning.
Service will be held at the Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton at 1 p.m. Wednesday, September 24, 2008, Reverend Mike Roth officiating. Burial will follow at the Fairview Cemetery in Linton.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-8 p.m., and on Wednesday from noon until the time of service.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Saron Church through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent to www.welchcornett.com.