Valerie A. Lawton, 72, of Bear Creek Township passed away Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, at her home.
She was born in Chingford, England, on Sept. 9, 1941. She was the daughter of the late William and Alice Palmer.
She loved spending her time with her family, reading all kinds of books and feeding the wild birds around her home.
She is survived by her husband of 41 years, William R. Lawton; daughters, Finnesse Lawton and Rose Lawton; sons, William and Robert Lawton; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Private funeral services were held from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley. There were no public calling hours.