LORENE MCCLOUD FINK Lorene McCloud Fink, 86, died peacefully in her home surrounded by her family on May 10, 2009 after a brief illness. She was born on July 11, 1922 in Madison, FL to William Duncan and Mary Etta McCloud who moved to the Vero Beach area when she was just 11 days old. She was the second youngest child in a family of eleven brothers and sisters. From a young age, her family instilled in her a strong work ethic and the importance of family that she then passed on to her own children and grandchildren. Throughout her life she worked as a citrus packer in various packing houses in Indian River County. She retired in 1990 and enjoyed quilting, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. She was always the one that people turned to in times of need because she loved helping others. She was a founding member of the Good Shepherd Church of God in Winter Beach, FL and had a faith and love of God that she passed to all who knew her. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph Charles "Charlie" and Debra Fink; son and daughter-in-law, Johnny Duncan and Frances Fink; son and partner, Robert Sheldon Fink and Victor Sweatman; granddaughter, Lori Ann Fink, granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Judy and Roger Shelley; and great- granddaughter, Mallori Grace Shelley; step grandchildren, Raymond and Mandy Hooker, J.C. Hooker and Stephanie Bush and three step great- grandchildren, Savannah Bush, Bailey Hooker and Chandler Hooker. She is also survived by two sisters, Mary Ola McNeal and Lucille Bass. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Joseph Fink. Memorial contributions may be made to the VNA Hospice of Indian River County, 1110 35th Lane, Vero Beach, FL 3296 in memory of Lorene McCloud Fink. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m., May 14, 2009 at Strunk Funeral Home, Vero Beach. Funeral Service will be held 10 a.m., May 15, 2009 at the funeral home with Rev. Thomas Durrance and Rev. Noah Taylor officiating. Interment will follow in Winter Beach Cemetery, Winter Beach, FL.
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Published in the TC Palm on May 13, 2009