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Irene Elizabeth (Thewes) Starr

March 10, 1931 — August 27, 2022

Together Again

Irene Elizabeth (Thewes) Starr (91) of Louisville passed away peacefully, on August 27th 2022,  after a beautiful day of spending time with her family. She was born on March 10th 1931 to the late Anthony and Mary (Roshong) Thewes. She joined her husband of nearly 65 years, Richard (Dick) Starr, who preceded her in death on July 17th 2020.

Irene was a devout Catholic. Her faith was a source of strength for her and the people that she loved. She was an amazingly strong woman with a beautiful smile and she always knew exactly what to say at exactly the right moment. She was a mother of four, grandmother of four, and great grandmother to twelve and she always managed to keep up on everyone and pray for them.

In addition to her parents Irene was preceded in death by siblings, Ann Thewes, Ray Thewes, Cathy Dunlap, and Mary Lou Aultmann and son in law Doug Davis.

Irene is survived by her children, Debbie Davis (John), Cindy (Steve) Elson, Chris (Debbie) Starr, and Ed (Annette) Starr; grandchildren, Allen (Kelly) Harshbarger, Lisa (Dave) Norris, Sarah (Tony) Krowchak, and Nicole Starr; great grandchildren include Leah, Brantley, Matthew, Joshua, Marquis, Mason, Amariana, MacKenzie, Jaleigha, Gianni, Cecilia, Malik; siblings, Peg Dowling, Dorothy Shanower, Edie Shanower, Tony Thewes, Rose Thrower, John Thewes, Betsy Hanson, and Patricia Sells.

The family will receive friends Thursday, September 1, 2022, 5-7 pm at Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, 303 S. Chapel St., Louisville. Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, September 2, 2022, 11:00 am at St. Louis Catholic Church, 300 N. Chapel St., Louisville.  Interment at St. Louis Cemetery.

A celebration of life will follow the cemetery service at Dick and Irene’s home.
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