WOOSTER — Elizabeth Irene Wilkin Loyd, 93, of Wooster, passed away Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 at Smithville Western Care Center.

She was born March 2, 1924, in Johnetta, Kentucky, the daughter of Riley and Della Dowell Ballinger. She married Lester D. Wilkin on Aug. 1, 1947. He preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1982. On July 9, 1990, she married Merrill Loyd. He preceded her in death on April 26, 1991.

Irene was a homemaker and a member of the Parkview Christian Church. She enjoyed reading and sewing.

Surviving are her children, Brenda (LeRoy) Stevens of Port Huron, Mich., Cynthia (Ken) Blanchard of Apple Creek and Melody (Steve) Workman of Wooster; grandchildren, Tiffany (Chris) Francis, Brooke (Mark) Imhoff, Blake (Ryan) Stevens, Audrey (Tim) Lombardo and Morgan Workman; three great-grandchildren; stepchildren, Sherrie (Jim) Holmes, Jane (Mike) Addair and John (Mary) Loyd; eight step-grandchildren; and a sister, Eula Montgomery of Newark.

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded by her parents, three sisters and seven brothers.

Friends will be received at the Parkview Christian Church, 1912 Burbank Road, Wooster, one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service on Saturday, Oct. 28, with Pastor Brian White officiating. Private burial will be in the Eden Cemetery, St. Louisville.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, is assisting the family.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Parkview Church of Christ or the Wayne Co. Public Library, P.O. Box 1349, Wooster, OH 44691.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.


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