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Irene Vukemire (nee Harth), age 76, of Avon Lake, passed away Monday, November 7, 2011 at Life Care Center of Westlake while under the care of Crossroads Hospice.
Irene was born on February 20, 1935 in Orange New Jersey to Joseph and Kathryn (nee Dremer) Harth.
She worked as a Tuition Clerk for the Cleveland Board of Education for 15 years and retired in 1995. Prior to that, she worked as a switchboard operator for Bay View Hospital in Bay Village and as a secretary for an insurance company in Lakewood. She was a member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Avon Lake, where she was involved in the Naomi circle. She enjoyed playing bingo and cards, especially pinochle. Her most cherished time was the time she spent with her family.
Irene is survived by her daughters, Donna (John)Miller, of Rosenberg, Texas, Patty (Brian) Knip, of Avon Lake, Ohio and Barb (Marty) Breznay, of Chardon Ohio; grandchildren, Karen, Eric, Amy, Kevin, John and Marisa; great-grandson, Gavin.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Vukemire; parents, Joseph and Kathryn Harth; brothers, Joseph and John Harth; sister, Doris Frisch.
The Vukemire family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 9, 2011 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst where funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Davis Connor, from Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church will officiate. Interment will follow at RidgeHill Memorial Park, Amherst Twp.
Contributions may be made in memory of Irene to the Friendship Animal Protective League, 8303 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, Ohio 44035.
Online condolences may be left for the Vukemire family at

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