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Irene R. Martin, (nee Wagner), of Avon Lake

Member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Avon Lake.

Irene R. Martin, (nee Wagner) 89, formerly of Avon Lake and Lorain, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 at St. Mary of the Woods in Avon.

She was born Nov 8, 1922 in Lorain, Ohio and graduated from Lorain High School with the Class of 1940B. Irene graduated from the Lorain Business College. S

She was employed at American Ship-Building as a payroll clerk and at Montgomery Ward as a shipping clerk. Mrs. Martin enjoyed travel, reading, bingo, playing cards and her grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Avon Lake, the Lively Avon Lakers, Goodrich Retirees Club and the Avon Lake Seniors.

Mrs. Martin was preceded in death by her beloved husband Hugh V. "Pepper" Martin in 1996; her parents, Carl and Edith Wagner (nee Wheeler); and her sister Lois Reising. She is survived by her loving children, Nancy Kinczel (Frank) of Bay Village, Linda Martin (Terry Plowden) of San Diego, CA, Tom Martin (Patty Pippin) of Cleveland and Kenneth Martin (Katherine) of Macedonia, her devoted grandchildren, Hugh, Kenneth Jr., Caitlin, Morgan and Stephanie, and her brother Don Wagner (Betty) of Avon Lake and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the 163 Avon-Belden Road, Avon Lake from 4 p.m. -8 p.m. Tuesday, . A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary of the Woods, 35755 Detroit Road, Avon Wednesday, Oct.  24 at 10 a.m.  Interment following at Calvary Cemetery, Lorain.

Information courtesy of Busch Funeral Home.

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