|Birth:||13 January 1904|
Goodland, Indiana, USA
|Death:||31 January 2016|
Tinley Park, Illinois, USA
|Age:||112 years, 18 days|
Edna Lawler (nee Lemna) (13 January 1904 – 31 January 2016) was a verified American supercentenarian.
Edna Lawler was born as the daughter of August and Philomene Lemna in Goodland, Indiana on 13 January 1904. Her father was a farmer and she was oldest of six children. Edna Lawler grew up on a farm in Beaverville, Illinois. Her education started in a one-room schoolhouse and stopped after the first year of high school so that she could help out at the family farm. Edna Lawler left the family farm in order to work as a household lady in Kankakee. There she met her future husband, John Lawler. They married at the St. Mary’s Church in 1934. Thereafter, they moved to Harvey, Illinois. The couple had four children: Jean, Marilyn, Connie, and Irma.
Edna Lawler passed away in Tinley Park, Illinois on 31 January 2016 at the age of 112 years, 18 days. At the time of her passing, she was the oldest known Illinoisan.