Obituary for Edith Lorraine Dirkes

Edith Lorraine Dirkes

Birth Date: Apr. 2nd, 1923
Date Passed: Feb. 20th, 2019

Obituary

Edith Lorraine Dirkes aged 95, former resident of Ravenna, passed away on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at Samaritas Senior Living in Grand Rapids. Edith was born on April 2, 1923 in Grand Rapids the daughter of Garfield and Jane (Haight) Torrance. She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence in 2013, her son Ben, and her sisters Aletha and Armina. Edith will be lovingly remembered by her son Jack Empie of Grand Rapids, her daughter Josie (Robert) Busam of West Lafayette, IN, 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held for Edith at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, February 26 at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna. Burial will take place at Fairplains Cemetery in Sparta. Friends may meet with her family for a time of visitation on Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the funeral home. Those who wish to make a donation in Edith’s memory are asked to make it to a charity of their choice.

Visitation

1:00pm to 2:00pm on
Feb. 26th, 2019 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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Service

2:00pm on Feb. 26th, 2019 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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