Martha Jane “MJ” Lawrence

November 17, 1930 - July 25, 2023
Martha Jane “MJ” Lawrence

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Martha Jane (Hohman) Lawrence, 92, of Wheeling, passed away at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home on Tuesday, July 25, 2023.

She was born on November 17, 1930, in Wheeling, WV, to the late Robert Anthony Hohman and Gertrude (Dei) Hohman.

Martha Jane graduated from St. Joseph’s Academy and was a dedicated nursing professional, graduating from Wheeling Hospital School of Nursing in 1952. She was a member of St. Michael’s Parrish.

Martha Jane “MJ” was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert B. Lawrence; son Richard; son-in-law John Carpenter; and six siblings: Robert L. Hohman,  Margaret Klos, Mary Agnes Hohman, Joseph Hohman, Rev. Andrew Hohman, OFM Cap., and Rev. George Hohman, S.J.

She is survived by three daughters, Janie (Tom) Matz, Sue Carpenter, and Linda (Sam) Lopez, one son, Robert J. (Paula) Lawrence, brother-in-law, Donald (Dahris) Lawrence, four grandchildren, Lauren (Matt) Herbster, Luke Lawrence, Vincent Carpenter, and Nicholas Carpenter, two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend our deepest appreciation to the physicians, nurses, aides, and the entire staff at the Good Shepherd Nursing Home for the love and care they provided for our mother.

A memorial mass will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 10:30 a.m., at Mount Calvary Cemetery Chapel.

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  • July 31, 2023
    Patty Ferrera Payne says:
    Sue and family, I was very sad to see the passing of your dear mom. She was always so welcoming and nice. Anytime I would run into her and your dad they were always friendly and fun to talk with. Wishing you peace and happy memories in the days ahead.

  • July 28, 2023
    Amy Lawrence Paderewski says:
    A beautiful talented woman & aunt. She will be greatly missed. My deepest condolences to Janie, Bobby, Sue, Linda & your families. May you find peace knowing our Lord has his loving arms around her. Lots of love , Amy & Family

  • July 28, 2023
    Jody Robinson Geese says:
    I'm so sorry to hear this Linda (Fox), Sue, Janie and Bobby. I can't think of a time that your Mom wasn't pleasant and she always made you feel like she was genuinely glad to see you. I literally was telling a story about her the other day, when I was known to be less than pleasant coming out of anesthesia to a nurse. I had another surgery and Mrs. Lawrence (M.J. as she asked me to call her) said not to worry she would take care of me. I was relieved and terrified at the same time hoping I behaved. I did and of course she was wonderful. I will never forget all the fun times I had at the Larence household, especially with my dear friend Fox. All of my love and sympathy to all of you. ❤️

  • July 28, 2023
    Geneva Templin says:
    Janie, it was a pleasure to meet MJ at Good Shepherd. She was loved by you so much. Our most sincere sympathy to you and your family. Geneva Templin & Steve Fisher

  • July 28, 2023
    Janet Nolan says:
    I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. I always enjoyed watching your mother and dad as they entertained at functions. They were in their glory, and brought smiles to many . . . My thoughts and prayers are with you all.