Irene (LaCumsky) French Lattimore, 80, passed away peacefully Jan. 13, 2007, in Magruder Hospital in Port Clinton.
Irene was born Feb. 26, 1926, in Danbury Township, the daughter of Arthur and Lillian (Puestow) LaCumsky. She was a graduate of Lakeside (Danbury) High School with the Class of 1944.
On May 4, 1946, Irene married Herbert Richard "Dick" French of Port Clinton in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Danbury. Dick passed away in January, 1958, at the early age of 32 on Sept. 1, 1962, Irene became the wife of William Robert "Bill" Lattimore of Gypsum, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Danbury, and they enjoyed a vibrant life together until his passing in July, 1987.
Over the years, Irene was a clerk at Adams Market and Johnnie's Supermarket in Port Clinton and Michnay's Stop and Shop in Danbury. She then retired from Sears in Sandusky, in 1994, as a customer service clerk in the Parts Department with more than 21 years of service.
Irene was a charter member and past president of Mother's Roundtable CCL and still an active member for more than 55 years, past president of St. Paul's Ladies Aid Society, first president of St. Paul ALCW in 1962, member of Altar Guild, secretary of St. Paul WELCA, past church council member, choir member for more than 50 years, member of Christian Women, Moose Lodge Auxiliary 281, AAL Branch 10151 and was a Magruder Hospital Volunteer for many years.
Irene loved to be involved in her church and her community. She rarely missed an event at the ball fields, on the tennis court, in the gym or any music event or school program that involved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She loved being active out of her home and preferred spending her time at home visiting with friends and relatives on the telephone, her life line. She will be greatly missed.
Irene is survived by her daughter, Susan (James) Kalinoski of Catawba Island; son, Lee (Debbie) French of Willard; brother, Eugene "Bud" (Shirley) LaCumsky of Port Clinton; grandchildren, Michael (Charlotte) Kalinoski of Marblehead, Jason Kalinoski of Tallahassee, Fla., Melissa (Curt) Hanson of Catawba Island, Garie Richards of Toledo and Ryan French of Willard; great-grandchildren, Zachary and Lauren Kalinoski, Zachary Ranker, Andrew Hanson; brothers-in-law, Charles "Chuck" (Shirley) Lattimore of Fremont and Andrew Kalinowski of Avon; sisters-in-law, Marian (Warren) Rose of Port Clinton, Marlene Lattimore of Oak Harbor and Berniece Colvin of Big Pine, Calif.; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m. Wednesday at Neidecker, LeVeck Crosser Funeral Home, Port Clinton and from 10 a.m. Thursday until funeral services at 11 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Danbury. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Henry Sibert.
Memorial contributions maybe given to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Danbury.
Condolences may be given at www.neideckerleveckcrosser.com.