Irene Frances (Wojnar) Linville
Irene Frances (Wojnar) Linville, 91, of Ashland, passed away Saturday April 21, 2018 at her residence.
She was born in Fall River, MA. On May 26, 1926 and was the daughter of Frank and Apolonia (Pysz) Wojnar. She had been a resident of Ashland since 1986 moving here from Boca Raton, FL.
Irene was a military wife, traveling near and far with her husband and family. She was a certified dental assistant and worked in a dental office in Germany while her family was stationed there. When she returned to the United States she worked in merchandise control for Sears and retired from J.C. Penney Company where she worked as a sales person.
She was a member of St. Edward Catholic Church.
She enjoyed gardening, crocheting, shopping. She loved her family and her animals, especially her birds, cats and dogs.
On April 21, 1945 Irene was married to Basil Linville Sr. in Tiverton, RI, SMAJ Ret. Linville preceded her in death on July 23, 2006.
She is survived by her children, Basil Jr. (Janet) Linville; Bruce (Jean) Linville and Kathryn (Bill) Winters; Grandchildren, Pat Jr. (Chrissy) DiBiasio, Vince (Holly) DiBiasio, Mike Jr. (Renee) Linville, Bruce Jr. (Rita) Linville, Alan Linville, and Jennifer Winters; 17 great grandchildren, a son-in-law, Pasquale DiBiasio, a grandson-in-law, Randy Thompson and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Basil Linville Sr., a son Michael Linville, a daughter, Sandra DiBiasio, a granddaughter, Shawnna Thompson, 3 sisters, Mary Powell, Genevieve Bernat and Cecelia Cookinham and one brother, Stanley Wojnar.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 27, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church with the Rev. Father Rodney Kreidler officiating. Burial will be in the Ashland Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday, April 26, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Denbow-Gasche Funeral Home. The familu suggests that memorial contributions may be made to The Cat House Feline Sanctuary, 1130 E. Main St. #136, Ashland, Ohio 44805.
For those not able to attend, expressions of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting denbowfh.com