Irene Lewis

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GALLIPOLIS — Irene L. Lewis, 71, of Gallipolis, passed away Monday, June 30, 2014, at Holzer Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 28, 1942, in Spokane, Wash., the daughter of the late Ralph John and Vee G. Hansen Pankratz.

Irene worked in housekeeping at Holzer Senior Care and did private caregiving. She was a member of French City Baptist Church and participated in .

Surviving are her daughter Sandra (Kevin) Plantz, of Gallipolis; son Adan (Keta) Lewis, of Wilmington, Ohio; three grandsons, Nathan Plantz, of Cincinnati, Shane (Jenna) Plantz, of Gallipolis, and Jacob Lewis, of Wilmington; one great-granddaughter, Peyton Plantz, of Gallipolis; two sisters, Madge (Pete) Araldi, of Citrus Heights, Calif., and JulieAnn Pankratz, of Scotia, N.Y.; her former husband Ray Lewis, of Gallipolis; special friend Sid Jeter of Arizona; and several nieces, nephews and special friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brother Jack Pankratz.

Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Willis Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Ridgelawn Cemetery. Friends may call the funeral home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. prior to the service. Pallbearers will be Nathan Plantz, Shane Plantz, Jacob Lewis, Dennis McGuire, Rocky Bennett and Saul Bennett. Honorary pallbearers will be Reed Blain and Don Denny.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Irene's memory to Gallia County , c/o Bonnie McFarland, Holzer Medical Center, 100 Jackson Pike, Gallipolis, OH 45631; or French City Baptist Church, 3554 State Rt. 160, Gallipolis, OH 45631.

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Willis Funeral Home
12 Garfield Avenue
Gallipolis, OH 45631
(740) 446-9295
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Published in Gallipolis Daily Tribune from July 1 to July 2, 2014
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