Marguerite (Lawler) Hadley, 89, of Inverness, Florida, passed away July 12, 2014, under the loving care of HPH Hospice, Lecanto. She was born Aug. 17, 1924, in the city of New York to Miriam Richards and Houston La Roy Ikerd.
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She first began her career in the medical field in 1958 in the state of New Jersey. She later moved to Marathon (Keys), Florida, working as a phlebotomist. She made Inverness, Florida, her permanent residence in the 1970s. She had a long, fulfilling career of 37 years at Citrus Memorial hospital. She was among the first females to work in the laboratory.
She joined the First Lutheran Church of Inverness in 1970 and was very active as a greeter, serving on many various church boards, and loved singing in the choir. In her spare time, she enjoyed being a charter member of the Lions Club, was a member of the Red Hat Society, enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family and friends.
She was a kind, loving, selfless person, who enjoyed helping others, and always greeting everyone with a warm smile and a "God bless you."
She is survived by her sons: John Lawler and wife Tina, Jorge and Peter Kuznetzoff; grandchildren Chelby Lawler, Valerie Carbonara, Jorge, Linda and Peter Kuznetzoff; and great-grandchildren Amanda and Vito Carbonara, Jonathan Forsythe and Kaylee Healy.
Viewing will begin at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 15, at Heinz Funeral Home in Inverness with service immediately following at 11 a.m. Flowers accepted. Donations may also be made in her memory to First Lutheran Church and HPH Hospice.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation, Inverness, Florida.
Heinz Funeral Home & Cremation
2507 Highway 44 W
Inverness, FL 34453
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on July 13, 2014