Richard Irons – WELLSVILLE, OHIO

Richard H. Irons, 89, of Wellsville, Ohio, died Tuesday morning, March 27, 2012, in the East Liverpool City Hospital.

Born January 27, 1923, in Monaca, he was a son of the late Earl and Jeanette (McIntyre) Irons. Mr. Irons was a member of Local 47 Steam and Pipe Fitters Union, retiring from the Bruce Mansfield Power Plant in Shippingport. A veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a Tech 5 during World War II, he attended the Campground Community Church in East Liverpool, Ohio, and was an avid fox chaser belonging to the True Blue Fox Hunters Club in Hancock County, WV. He was also a retired blacksmith.

Surviving are his wife of 64 years, Elsie L. (Stiefel) Irons of Wellsville; two daughters, Carol Irons of Arkansas and Jackie Irons of Wellsville; a brother, Robert Irons of Hookstown; a sister, Barbara Tate of Monaca; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Services are private. Cremation will follow with burial at a later date.

Arrangements by McCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine St., Hookstown, Daniel M. McConnell, Owner-Director.

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