April 3rd, 2019
Patricia (Pat) Jean Lawson of Merrillville, Indiana passed away on April 3rd, 2019 in the company of her family. She was born May 15, 1939 to Ella Jean and John J. Thomas in Gary, Indiana.
Pat grew up in Gary and graduated from Tolleston High School. She worked in the administration side of the medical field in Winamac, IN, Logansport, IN along with various hospitals in northwest Indiana during her career.
She is survived by her children: Victor (Judy) Stearns of Laporte, IN, Michael (Carla) Stearns of Clarks Hill, IN, Paul (Susan) Stearns of Argos, IN and Mary Stringer of Merrillville, IN. Grandchildren are Megan (Phillip) Peltier, Ethan Stearns, Maggie Stearns, Patricia Stearns, Andy Stearns, Madison Stearns, and Alex Stearns.
Pat’s surviving brothers: Lou (Rosemary) Thomas of Crown Point, IN, Bill (Vicki) Thomas of Anderson, IN, Bob (Roberta) Thomas of Rutherford, NC, Tim (Anne) Thomas of Valparaiso, IN, and Tom (Julie) Thomas of Francisville, IN.
She was preceded in death by her late husband Raymond (Ray) Lawson, her parents and brother Jimmy Thomas.
She enjoyed reading and watching the CUBS along with spending time with family and friends.
No funeral services are being held for Pat with a private family burial to take place in the future.
Memorial contributions may be directed to VNA Foundation at 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383, https://www.vnanwi.org/give, or any breast cancer foundation of your choice.
Rendina Funeral Home
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