Verna E. Lawrence
12/11/1937 - 12/03/2019

Verna E. Lawrence, 81, of McSherrystown, entered into God’s eternal care on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at the York Hospital, with her family by her side. She was the wife of John F. Lawrence with whom she shared 60 years of marriage on October 10, 2019. Born December 11, 1937 in Hanover, she was the daughter of Averill T. and Margaret C. (Hemler) Simpson. Verna was the owner/operator of Verna Lawrence Beauty Shop in McSherrystown for 50 years. She was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church in McSherrystown and was a 1956 graduate of Delone Catholic High School, McSherrystown. Verna enjoyed playing cards, she was a Penn State and Baltimore Orioles fan, and enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren and attending their various activities. Surviving in addition to her husband are five children, David J. Lawrence and wife Patricia of Frederick, MD, Margaret A. Hull and husband Alex of New Oxford, Diane M. Harnish and husband Robert of Paoli, Gregory T. Lawrence and wife Pamela of Hanover and Michael F. Lawrence and wife Colleen of McSherrystown; five grandchildren, Matthew Lawrence, Morgan Hull, Megan Lawrence, Dylan Lawrence and Evan Harnish; one sister, Margaret M. Hogan of Wayne. She was preceded in death by a brother Averill T. Simpson Jr. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown, with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, McSherrystown. Relatives and friends will be received 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the church. Contributions in memory of Verna may be made to Annunciation Church HVAC Fund, 26 N. Third St., McSherrystown, PA 17344.

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Posted at:12/04/2019 12:12 pm
Karen Sipe
So sorry for your loss. Keeping the Lawrence family in my prayers.

Posted at:12/04/2019 1:01 pm
Deb Wilson
So sorry for your loss, you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted at:12/05/2019 7:07 am
Kevin Gibson
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Lawrence family. Although I never got to meet her she and her husband certainly raise a good son in Greg. I am sure she was kind and loving woman who will be missed greatly.

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