SIDNEY - Irene Katherine McVey, 97, of 3003 W. Cisco Road, passed away at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2013, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community.
She was born on Jan. 28, 1916, in Newark, the daughter of the late Earl and Louise (Armbrust) Swan. On Oct. 12, 1935, she was married in Greenup, Ky., to Harold M. McVey, who preceded her in death on March 27, 1997.
Irene is survived by her nine grandchildren, Kimberly Fledderjohann and husband, Wayne, of New Knoxville, Lisa Heitman and husband, David, Diane Esser and husband, Steven, both of Anna, Julie Taylor and husband, Richard, of Zanesfield, Scott Becker and wife, Becky Sue, of Lawrenceville, Ga., Jeanne Watkins and husband, Joseph, of Delaware, Brett McVey and wife, Linda, of Cleveland, Tawny Faber and husband, Mike, of Perrysburg, and Colleen Marble and husband, David, of Cleveland; son-in-law, David A. Becker, of Minster; daughter-in-law, Virginia McVey, of Mentor-On-The-Lake; 21 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Susan Jeanette Becker; a stepson, Bruce M. McVey; and two brothers, Russell M. Swan and Richard E. Swan.
Mrs. McVey was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of Sidney First Presbyterian Church. Irene enjoyed playing cards with her friends and neighbors. Nothing brought her greater joy than to spend time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who will all miss her dearly.
A graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Cedar Point Cemetery, with the Rev. Philip K. Chilcote officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Senior Independence Hospice in memory of Irene Katherine McVey.
Condolences may be expressed to the McVey family at the website, www.cromesfh.com.
Cromes Funeral Home Inc
302 S. Main Ave. Sidney, OH 45365
Published in Sidney Daily News on July 21, 2013