LaWanda Lyerla

LaWanda Lyerla

LaWanda Lyerla, 85, of Alto Pass, died Thursday, May 28, 2020, at her home.

She was born on March 2, 1935, in Anna, the daughter of Claude and Mary Proctor Hartline. 

She married Harold Lyerla on Dec. 4, 1954, and  they had remained at each other’s side for the last 65 years.

She is survived by her husband, Harold of Alto Pass; four sons, Rob Lyerla of Michigan, Kelly (Terri) Lyerla of Waterloo,  Keith (Gail) Lyerla of Columbia and Kip (Terra) Lyerla of Alto Pass; eight grandchildren, Heather Haare, Shannon, Eli, Jordan, Easton, Gracey, Lauren and Mason Lyerla; two great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Emil Hartline.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Alto Pass.

Private graveside services will take place at the Alto Pass Cemetery, with Pastor Carroll Toler officiating. Interment will follow.

She wanted to share the comforting words of her favorite verse, Second  Timothy, chapter 1, verse 7: “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

To view the obituary and to leave online condolences for the family, visit 

Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Alto Pass is in charge of arrangements.

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