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Friday, June 27, 2003

Ruth P. Lawson, 92, formerly of Indianapolis and Brazil, died Friday, June 27, 2003, at 6:15 a.m. in a nursing home in Eldorado, Ill.

She was born in Coal Bluff, Vigo County, on May 10, 1911, a daughter of the late Stanley Van Hook and Josephine Mann Van Hook and was 1929 graduate of Fontanet High School.

She lived in Indianapolis from 1941 to 1972, where she was an inspector for the Continental Optical Company.

After retirement, she moved to Brazil, where she was a member of the N. Meridian St. Church of Christ. When her health began failing, she moved to Illinois to be near her sister.

She married William J. Lawson on June 8, 1932. He preceded her in death in 1984.

She was also preceded in death by one sister, Hyla Walters.

Surviving are one sister, Mary Knott of Eldorado, and several nieces and nephews.

Services will be Monday at 10 a.m. in Miller Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Clearview Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m.