OBITUARY: Verba Lucille Klueh, 95, of Kingsland dies Oct. 24, 2013

Verba Lucille Klueh, 95, of Kingsland, Texas, passed away Oct. 24, 2013. She was born to Ray and Dona (Hendricks) Hilliard on June 24, 1918, in Killeen, Texas.

Mrs. Klueh grew up on a farm in Killeen during World War II and loved to ride horses. She was the wife of the Rev. J. Ray Lawler, who pastored at Kingsland Community Church in the 1970s. She knew how to keep a neat house for the many church gatherings that were always held there.

She was an avid reader and started to go to college while her children were young. It was always a challenge going to different colleges as the the Rev. Lawler would move to a different church every three or four years, but she persevered. Mrs. Klueh graduated the same year, at the same time as her daughter, Leta, from East Central University in Ada, Okla.  She went on to become a school teacher.

Verba was a 50-plus member of PEO.

Mrs. Klueh is survived by her son, Art Lawler, of Ada, Okla.; sister Frances Reaves of Elgin; grandsons, Brien Lawler of San Antonio and David Govett and wife Cathy Junell of Georgetown; granddaughter Analisa Lawler of Boise, Idaho; step-grandchildren, Serita Lee Blankenship, Steven Robert Klueh and Andrew Allen Klueh; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her first husband of more than 30 years, the Rev. J. Ray Lawler; her second husband of more than 30 years, Lloyd Klueh; sister Leta Mae Marshall; daughter Leta Govett; and granddaughter Shari Lawler-Miller.

A memorial service was Oct. 27 at Kingsland Community Church in Kingsland with the Rev. Dick West officiating.

Cremation arrangements by Putnam Funeral Home and Crematorium, 145 Texas Ave. in Kingsland, (325) 388-0008.