Verna Rita Lawes, 94, Johnstown, died September 23, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center. Born September 7, 1927 in Philadelphia. Daughter of Thomas Sr. and Jessie Lee (Grier) Jones. Preceded in death by parents, 1st husband Paul Wiley, 2nd husband Sylvester Lawes, 3rd husband John Leon Tillar; siblings Doris Brooks, Mildred Jones, Eleanor Greene, Thomas Jones Jr.. Survived by loving sons Anthony Wiley and David Wiley (Aimie Cassidy), Desmond Lawes; grandchildren Dana (Tim Maddox), Dina Johnson, Alex Dixon, Landon Wiley and Breylond Wiley; great grandchildren Xavier Wynn, Jalani Johnson; sister Sandra Nelson and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held on October 16th at Noon at Peniel Praise Community Church. John Henderson Company Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave. is serving the family.