Barbara J. Lawyer

NILES — Barbara J. Lawyer, 81, of Niles, passed away Monday, July 31, 2017, at Northside Medical Center.

Barbara was born Nov. 15, 1935, in Warren, the daughter of Charles J. and June Coupland Williams.

She received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Youngstown College and later received her master’s degree in nursing from Youngstown State University.

Barbara retired in 1997 from Northside Hospital, where she worked as a nurse for 37 years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Mineral Ridge.

Barbara enjoyed traveling and gaming.

She leaves her husband of more than 62 years, John Lawyer, whom she married Nov. 24, 1954.

Barbara also leaves three children, Terri (Wade) Sylvester of Warren, Mich., David (Starr) Lawyer of Springhill, Fla. and Richard Lawyer of Mineral Ridge; as well as nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her brother, Albert “Bud” Williams.

Friends may call noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017, at the Lane Funeral Home, Mineral Ridge Chapel, where funeral services will begin at 1 p.m. Burial will take place at Kerr Cemetery in Mineral Ridge.

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