She was retired from the Ohio Power Company and was of the Presbyterian faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, James R. Lerch, May 4, 2006; and a brother, John L. Coriell.
She is survived by a niece, Judith (Richard M.) Maxian of Suwannee, Georgia; a nephew, John R. Coriell of Melbourne, Florida; a sister-in-law, Roberta L. Coriell of Melbourne, Florida; two great-nephews, Richard M. Maxian, II and Donald Coriell; and two great-nieces, Mary M. Knight and Cynthia Bennett.
Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at F. C. Daehler Mortuary Company in Portsmouth with the Reverend Evan Fisher officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Burial Park. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, at Daehlers.