Verlene (Albers) Lawler

February 10, 1936 ~ March 28, 2021 (age 85)


Verlene Lawler, 85, of Saint Marys, died suddenly on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at her residence.


She was born February 10, 1936, in Minster, Ohio, the daughter of Louis and  Anna (Heitkamp) Albers.

She married Jack Lawler on July 23, 1955 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster; he survives at the residence.

She is also survived  by her children: Cindy (Dane) Widner of Saint Marys; Tom (Amy) Lawler of Springboro, Ohio; Jane (Rob) Menker of Saint Marys; Shawn (Sandy) Lawler of Troy, Ohio. She is survived by 9 grandchildren and by 10 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; by her siblings: Elmer (Hilda) Albers; Irene (Sylvan) Mestemaker; Louetta (Romanus) Goubeaux; Herbert Albers.


Verlene was a graduate of Minster High School. She had worked for many years at Crown Equipment Corporation and in later years at Durnell Jewelers in Saint Marys. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, where she was a member of the Altar Society and the choir.

Verlene enjoyed cooking, baking, painting and being a seamstress. She liked to participate in drama productions, and she loved to travel, especially  on family trips to Canada. She was a very compassionate, caring person; family was most important to her and she was the glue that held the family together. She also enjoyed spending time with her many friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Father Alexander Witt, celebrant. Burial will follow at  Gethsemane Cemetery.

Friends may call from 9:00-11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the church, where memorial gifts may be given to the Holy Rosary School Playground Fund. All visitors to the church are required to wear a mask, in accordance with the mandate of the Ohio Department of Health.


Condolences may be sent to Verlene’s family via

Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Saint Marys, is entrusted with her funeral arrangements.


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Mass of Christian Burial
March 31, 2021

11:00 AM
Holy Rosary Catholic Church (Ohio)

March 31, 2021

9:00 PM to 11:00 AM
Holy Rosary Catholic Church (St. Marys, Ohio)

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