Irene Herron, 97, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away on May 13, 2018 at State of the Heart Care Center in Greenville.
She was born on May 31, 1920 in Mercer County, Ohio, the daughter of the late Frederick and Wilamenia (Emerick) Schott.
In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her husband, James Dale Herron, Sr; her daughter, Lea Huntwork; her son, John Herron; and nine brothers and sisters.
Irene retired from Fram after 33 years of service. She was a charter member of the Coldwater Eagles and belonged to the Celina American Legion and Celina Moose. She and Jim enjoyed spending time together. They would go square dancing, bowling and loved to travel. Irene was an amazing cook, enjoyed tending to her vegetable garden and canning. In her later years, she enjoyed playing bingo with friends and family.
She is survived by her sons, James D. (Karen) Herron of Worthington, Ohio, Robert E. (Donna) Herron of Greenville; her daughter-in-law Bonnie Herron of Greenville, Ohio; six grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; her brother, Dale Schott of Fort Wayne, Indiana; and countless nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at 12 PM on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Tribute Funeral Homes, Greenville Campus, with Rev. Terry Haworth officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Township Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11 AM until the time of service at 12 PM at the funeral home.
The family request that memorial contributions be made to State of the Heart Hospice, 1350 N. Broadway Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331 or the Brethren Retirement Community Resident Aid Fund, 750 Chestnut Street, Greenville, Ohio 45331
Online condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.tributefuneralhomes.com