Donald Lee (Don) IRELAND

News Death Notice

IRELAND, Donald Lee "Don" 84, of South Vienna passed away Thursday morning, July 31, 2014. He was born Dec. 20, 1929 in Plattsburg, Ohio the son of Roy and Clara (Agle) Ireland. Don was a 1948 graduate of Catawba High School. A farmer for many years, Don also worked during his life at Silver Machine Shop, Wilson Freight, and retired from Clark County Engineers. He was a lifelong active member of Plattsburg United Church of Christ. He married Harriet (Cooch) Ireland on Jan. 19, 1952 and was a loving, devoted husband and father to their five children. Don is survived by his wife of 62 years; his brother, Rick (Donna) Ireland of South Vienna; sister, Martha Neer of Urbana; two sons, Randy of Portland, Oregon and Roger of Baltimore, Maryland; daughters and spouses, Cheryl and Jeff Domer of Springfield, Ohio, Pam and John Goode of Tiki Island, Texas, Becky and Dr. Kip Crain, of Wooster, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Don was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Plattsburg United Church of Christ, 1715 S Urbana Lisbon Road, South Charleston, OH 45368. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, August 3, 2014 from 3-5 pm in the LITTLETON & RUE FUNERAL HOME. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 am in Plattsburg United Church of Christ with Reverend Curt Miner officiating. Burial will follow in Plattsburg Cemetery. You may express condolences to the family at


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Published in Springfield News-Sun from Aug. 1 to Aug. 2, 2014