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Brenda Sue Irwin, 66, Kokomo, passed away at 11:37 p.m. Saturday April 8, 2017, at her residence. Born Aug. 23, 1950, in Kokomo, she was the daughter of the late Ernest Brown and Anna (Moore) Brown. On Jan. 18, 1969, in Kokomo, she married Donald Irwin Jr., who survives.
She was the secretary for Riley Modern Estates and a medical assistant for Dr. Gohil in Kokomo for 14 years. She was an animal lover; loved making jewelry and crafts; enjoyed watching NASCAR and the Colts; and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Donald Irwin Jr., Kokomo; two sons, Matthew (Deanna) Irwin and Michael (Connie) Irwin, both of Russiaville; one daughter, Dona (Donald) Smith, Kokomo; five sisters, Linda Neal, Russiaville, Shirley Lewis, Micki McDonald, and Debbie (Norbert) Ebenhardt, all of Kokomo, and Vicki Hood, Ellenton, Florida. There are also eight grandchildren, Alexis, Maddalyn, Cory, Stevi, Tyler, Lacey, Tanner, and Austin; two great-grandchildren, Kallopie and Kaine. There is also two sisters-in-law, Laura (Richard) Quakenbush, Greenfield, and Connie Irwin, Indianapolis; one brother-in-law, Gregg Irwin, Homeplace, Indiana; and a special adopted daughter, Lisa (Larry) Haynes, Bunker Hill.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Friday, April 14, 2017, at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Street Chapel, 3400 S. Webster St. The Rev. Steve Fischer will officiate. Cremation will follow. The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary and one hour prior to services Friday.
Memorials may be directed to the Kokomo Humane Society. You may read Brenda's obituary at www.ellersmortuarywebster.com, where you may sign the guestbook, order flowers, or share a personal message to the family.
Published on April 11, 2017
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