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Irene Lawrence

Obituary for Irene Lawrence

July 4, 1928 - September 25, 2017
Elyria, Ohio | Age 89

Loving Wife, Mother, Sister, Friend


Irene Lawrence (nee Pappas), 89, of Elyria, passed away in her sleep on Monday, September 25, 2017, of natural causes. She was born in Adena, OH on July 4, 1928.
She moved to Elyria in 1960 and worked in the laundry department at Elyria Memorial Hospital. There, Irene met her future husband of 50 years, James (Jim) G. Lawrence. Years later, she worked as a cashier, manager and book keeper for Convenient Food Mart. Irene was employed at their East River St. location for 29 years making many friends with co-workers and customers alike. Irene loved animals, especially her fur babies Molly and Toby. She was an avid reader, a fan of all Cleveland sports teams and she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Irene is survived by her son James (Jim) G. Lawrence II and her daughter Robyn J. Lawrence, both of Elyria.
She is preceded in death by her husband Jim, sisters Rose Kolar and Dixie Okarmus and her brother Michael (Mike) Pappas.
Funeral arrangements are private. The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be forwarded to the Red Cross Hurricane Relief Fund and/or Dementia Research. 440-322-3717

All services will be private.

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  • Red Cross Hurricane Relief
    P.O.Box 37839
    Boone, IA 50037
  • Dementia Research
    22512 Gateway Center Dr
    Clarksburg , MD 20871

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114 Second Street
Elyria, OH 44035
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