Louise Lawton

WELLSVILLE – Louise S. Lawton, 85, formerly of Wellsville, died Saturday at the Alliance Community Hospital.

She was born in Glendale, W.Va., on Dec. 11 1928, the daughter of the late Rex Avery and Essie Virginia Clark Spear.

Mrs. Lawton taught elementary school in Wellsville schools for more than 30 years. Louise attended Riverside Presbyterian Church as well as the First United Methodist Church in Wellsville.

She was preceded in death by her husband, George T. Lawton, and a sister, Jane Diez.

Survivors include a daughter, Candy Reichle of Salem, three grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Thursday, July 31, at the Dawson Funeral Home, where other arrangements are pending at this time. Burial will be in Mounds-ville, W.Va., at a later date.