Elizabeth Jane Ireland
Elizabeth Jane Ireland
VAN WERT, Ohio — Elizabeth Jane Ireland, 92, of Van Wert, died at 2:37 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017, at Van Wert Manor Nursing Home.

She was born on Jan. 10, 1925, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Edward Gerald and Anna Cecilia (Hruby) Shaffer. On Nov. 21, 1948, she married Harley Eugene Ireland and he preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1996.

Family survivors include her daughter, Brenda Sue (Douglas) Thatcher of Van Wert; four sisters, Ruth Burley of Van Wert, Grace Kaufman of Media, Pennsylvania, Dolly Clouse of Florida, and Patricia Yerty of Pennsylvania; six grandchildren, Brady (Jarret) Hammons, Sommer (Josh) Reichert, Toby (Sarah) Sennebogen, Matthew Ireland, Jennifer Ireland, and David Ireland; two stepgrandchildren, Sylvia Dawn Thatcher and Douglas Thatcher Jr.; seven great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

Elizabeth was preceded in death by her son, Dennis H. Ireland; three brothers, Edward Vensel, Richard Frieberge, and William Shaffer; and four sisters, Clara Nicely, Florence Antus, Janet Monroe and Louise Pollock.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and the Van Wert Moose Lodge Auxiliary. Elizabeth dearly loved to play Bingo.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at Cowan & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. William C. Haggis, II officiating. Interment will follow at Van Wert Woodland Cemetery. Calling hours are from noon to time of service on Friday.

Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded at cowanfuneralhome.com.