Doris Jean (Whaley) Jirinec of Oregon, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 3, 2007.
She was born April 16, 1919, in Morenci, Mich., to Lawrence and Phoebe (Balcom) Whaley. She married Charles J. Jirinec on May 18, 1940. Doris was an extraordinary woman who touched the lives and hearts of everyone she met. She dearly loved her family and friends. She was a devoted wife, loving mother and doting grandmother. Doris was very creative, talented, fun loving, and always full of energy. She was artful at homemaking and an excellent cook. She played the piano, taught Sunday school, and during the 1950s she worked at Wakelin Studios where she was a portrait color artist. For years she was a member of Collingwood Methodist Church, Toledo, and then later at Christ United Methodist Church, Oregon, where she participated in the Early Risers Circle. She was known for her love of doll collecting, and was an active member for many years in the Buckeye Doll Club of Ohio.
Doris will be greatly missed by her adoring husband of 67 years, Charles J.; her son, Jeffrey (Christi) Jirinec; daughter, Janice S. (Michael) Mason; grandchildren, Shelly Sorrentino, Jennifer Robinson, Michael Mason II, Daniel Mason, Matthew Mason and Nathan Jirinec; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Home, Oregon Chapel, 440 S. Coy Road, Oregon, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. in Christ United Methodist Church, 5757 Starr Ave. Ext., Oregon. Private Interment will be at Toledo Memorial Park.
Memorials may be made to Stein Hospice Service Inc. or Christ United Methodist Church.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Heartland of Oregon and ParkVue Health Care Center as well as Stein Hospice for their care and support.