M. Irene Tisdale, 84 of Greenville, South Carolina, former resident of Millersport, died Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at her residence. She was a former member of the Millersport Rebekah Lodge #885, and a life member of the VFW Post 3761 Ladies Auxiliary and life member of the VFW National Children’s Home.
She is survived by her daughters, Sandi Jaycocks of Greenville, South Carolina, Norma (John) Nye of Rockbridge, Ohio, Donna (Floyd) Pierce of Baltimore and Vicky (Bill) Dalton of Columbus;; 10 grandchildren, Chad (Fey) Wright of South Carolina, Jodi (Sabrina) Wright, Shane (Michelle) Jaycocks all of Florida, Kyle Nye of Rockbridge, Dan Pierce of Lancaster, Matt Pierce of Baltimore, Joseph Pierce of Millersport, Jeremy Dalton, Shannon Dalton both of Columbus, and Ken (Carrie) Tisdale of Amanda; 12 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don Tisdale; son, Kenneth Lee Tisdale; parents, August and Zelda Curnette; brothers, William M., Charles E., and Hobert D. Curnette; and son-in-law, Mike Jaycocks. Funeral service was held October 31, 2009, in Johnson Smith Funeral Home Chapel, Baltimore with Melvin Truex officiating. Burial followed in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. VFW Post 3761 Ladies Auxiliary conducted a memorial service at the funeral home. Memorial gifts may be given to the VFW Post 3761 Ladies Auxiliary, 2155 Baltimore- Reynoldsburg Rd., Baltimore, Ohio 43105.