obit art 8Irene G. Patton – 86 of Hopedale, Ohio died Sunday, September 21. She was born on April 15, 1928 in Parlett, Ohio the daughter of the late Samuel and Adelaide Dalphiz Rensi. Irene was also preceded in death by 3 brothers – Daniel, Raymond and Ernest and 2 sisters – Laura Visintainer and Adelaide Rensi.

She was a graduate of the class of 1946 from Wayne High School. Irene was married June 14, 1950 for 64 years to Montford Patton of Hopedale.

Irene was a member of the Hopedale Presbyterian Church and was a volunteer at the Harrison Community Hospital Gift Shop in Cadiz. She was also active in the Church Women’s Association.

She is survived by four children – Vickie Coffland, Carla Skinner, Carl Patton, all of Hopedale and Brian Patton of Cadiz as well as a brother, Henry J. Rensi, of Canfield, Ohio; six grandchildren: Jessica Birney, Sara Carlson, Amanda Carlson, James Coffland, Danny Skinner and Jennifer Dulkoski and eight little buddies.

Friends may call at the Blackburn Funeral Home at 324 High Street in Hopedale, Ohio on Tuesday September 23, from 6 until 9 p.m. with services on Wednesday the 24th at 11 a.m. at the Hopedale Presbyterian Church. Rev. Wilford Simmeral officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Jewett, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Harrison Co. 4H Committee, %OSU Extension Office, 538 N. Main Street, Cadiz, Ohio, 43907.

Blackburn Funeral Home (740) 937-2461