She was born Nov. 22, 1921, in Rexton, Mich., to the late Charles Lawson and Nora Bishop Lawson.
She was a member of the former Manley United Methodist Church, former volunteer for RSVP, and a life member of SOMC Ladies Auxiliary.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gilbert Venturino, on Nov. 24, 2000; and one brother, Elwood Lawson.
She is survived by one son, Donald (Marsha) Venturino of Lucasville; one daughter, Diana (Phillip) Hathcox of Taylors, S.C.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and one sister, Harriet Haney of Grayson, Ky.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Thursday, May 13, 2010, at F.C. Daehler Mortuary Company in Portsmouth, with Andy Day officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and one hour before the service at Daehlers.
Memorial donations may be made to the Special Wish Foundation.