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Irene O'Keefe

December 22, 1926 — February 24, 2017

Irene S. O'Keefe (nee Ribnikar) age 90, of Lorain, passed away Friday, February 23, 2017 at her residence while under the care of Mercy New Life Hospice, following a short illness.
Born in Beccaria, PA, she came to Lorain in 1953 where she has lived since.
Irene was a homemaker and enjoyed cooking and sewing. She especially loved to read the Bible.
Surviving is her husband of 72 years, Patrick; sons, Patrick Jr. (Linda) of Wellington, Dennis (Debbie) of Moscow, PA, Larry of Lorain, Kevin (Jill) of New Russia Twp and Brian of Sheffield Village; daughters, Bridget O'Keefe of Lorain and Maureen O'Keefe of Belews Creek, N. Carolina; 15 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tim and Anna Ribnikar; a daughter, Cheryl Ann; and 8 siblings.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Dovin Funeral and Cremation Specialists, 2701 Elyria Avenue, Lorain, where funeral services will be Wednesday at 10:00 am. Rev. Dr. Arnold Fleagle will officiate. Burial will follow in New Russia Twp Cemetery. To send online condolences go to www.dovinfcs.com.
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