2012-01-14 / Obituaries

Cyril E. Irvine, Sr.

Cyril E. Irvine, Sr., 66, of Independence, IA, died December 31, 2011, at University Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City, IA, following complications of surgery.

Cyril was born Dec. 12, 1945, in Mount Vernon, the son of Ernest J. and Julia M. (Perry) Irvine. He attended Mount Vernon schools and married Gloria J. Williams on Jan. 10, 1965, in Buckeye Lake. The family moved to Independence in 1986. Cyril was employed with Shoe Company of America, Wapsi Valley Creamery and Pries Aluminum prior to retirement in 2010.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria; four children, Angela ( Lain) Slife, Cheryl ( David) Close, Cyril (Seens) Irvine, Jr., and Malina (James) Tegtmeier, all of Independence; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his mother and step-father, Julia and George Byer of Newark; a half-brother, Jack Irvine of West Lafayette, OH; and a half-sister, Mary Deulley of Ashland, OH.

He was prceded in death by his father, Ernest J. Irvine; a daughter, Lauran Irvine; and a brother, Stanley E. Irvine.

Funeral services were held January 4, 2012, at Calvary Evangelistic Center, Independence, with Rev. William Hill officiating.

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