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Irene O'Keefe

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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Karrie Stallings - August 19, 2017 at 02:09 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family at this time.God BlessDiana and Zachary Box

Diana Box - February 28, 2017 at 08:59 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Make a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye O'Keefe Kids.Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.For the LORD is good; his mercy is everlasting; and his truth endureth to all generations.

Patrick John O''Keefe, Jr. - February 26, 2017 at 04:50 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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Patrick John O''Keefe, Jr. - February 26, 2017 at 04:47 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Ralph and I are so very sorry for your loss. It is "especially" at these times that God strengthens and carries us when we find it so difficult.

Cathryn and Ralph Innocenti - February 25, 2017 at 04:13 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

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