Retired Waterloo teacher’s estate aids nonprofits

WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) — A retired Waterloo teacher who died last spring has left behind most of her nearly $3 million estate for local community organizations.

The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1cEUtqE ) Jane Lawson, who died April 14 at age 95, gave most of her estate to nonprofit groups in the Cedar Valley.

Attorney Bob Griffin, who is the executor of Lawson’s estate, has been contacting groups to let them know they were included in her will.

On Tuesday, the Waterloo Public Library and First Presbyterian Church learned Lawson had left them each about $150,000.

Lawson moved from Kentucky to Waterloo with her husband, Ralph, in 1958. She taught kindergarten and first grade at local schools until retiring in 1979.

Ralph Lawson died in 1983, and the couple didn’t have children.

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Information from: Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, http://www.wcfcourier.com

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