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Mary "Irene" Dolin, 90, Kokomo and formerly of Flora, passed peacefully at 7:03 a.m. Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at her home. Irene was born Nov. 23, 1926, in Raleigh, North Carolina, to her parents, Jess Martin Shropshire and Bertha Alice Walls. Irene married James Edgar Dolin Sr. on July 2, 1948, and he preceded her in death Sept. 14, 2000.
She is survived by her children, Verna Alice (William) Horn, Dennis Haywood (Kelly Dietz Reich) Dolin, Valda Dorene (Darrell) Williams, James Edgar (Sue) Dolin Jr., David D. (Denise) Dolin, and Michael Dwayne (Gail) Dolin; brother, Jerry Shropshire; sister, Lucille Marion. Irene is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
Irene enjoyed sewing, quilting, cooking, and playing the piano. She attended Valley View Baptist. Her great joy was being with her family, and they will miss her the most.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, James; stepmother, Mae Shropshire; brother, Carl Haywood Shropshire.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday Aug. 31, 2017, with visitation from 11 a.m. at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel. Interment will follow at Sunset Memory Garden Cemetery.
Share online condolences at ellersmortuarywebster.com.
Published on August 28, 2017
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