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Mother of Terry McCarthy Lause Class of 1969 and Cindy McCarthy Edmonds ’80 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on January 24, 2016

Ilene Rose McCarthy, age 92, of Toledo, passed away January 14, 2016 at Swan Creek Care Center. She was born July 28, 1923 in Guelph, Ontario to Frederick and Rose (Castle) Mason. Ilene was employed with Bell & Beckwith and retired from Owens Illinois. An avid card player, Ilene particularly enjoyed bridge, cribbage and euchre (“what’s trump?”). Ilene also enjoyed crocheting afghans for family and friends as well as traveling.

Ilene is survived by her children, Eugene (Mickey) McCarthy, Theresa (Anthony) Lause, Deborah (Dennis) Noward, Cynthia (Craig) Edmonds; grandchildren, Daniel McCarthy, Erin McCarthy, Brian Lause, Patrick Lause, Jill Carrasco, Jacob Edmonds, Mitchell Edmonds, and Tess Edmonds, great-grandchildren, Jackson, Walker & Willis. In addition to her parents, Ilene was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene “Bud” McCarthy.

The family will receive guests, Saturday, January 23, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home – SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900). Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family wishes contributions to Swan Creek Retirement Community or Senior Independence Hospice in Ilene’s memory.

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