Irene Shue, 85, Ephrata Shoe Co. worker, animal lover, enjoyed concerts, dining out

By on August 31, 2016

Irene Shue died peacefully at Lancashire Hall on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, in Lancaster, at the age of 85.

Irene is survived by six nieces and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a lifelong companion, Ross Buzzard; and two sisters: Geraldine Miller and Grace Scholly.

Irene was born April 26, 1931, in Akron, to the late Elmer and Mabel (Heck) Shue. She worked for many years in the production department of Ephrata Shoe Co. Irene was a longtime member of the Forest Hills Mennonite Church of Leola. Irene greatly enjoyed summer concerts at Ephrata Park. She was a friendly person and enjoyed being with people. Irene loved going out to eat with friends; and she had a special place in her heart for her animals, cats in particular.

Graveside services were held Aug. 25 at Mount Zion Evangelical Cemetery, Akron.

Funeral arrangements were under the care of Gravenor Home for Funerals, Ephrata. Online condolences may be offered at

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