Irene Elizabeth (Thewes) Starr

Born: 03/10/1931 Passed:

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.


5 Tributes to Irene Elizabeth (Thewes) Starr

  1. Cathy Norris says:

    Dear Irene, Your sweet, sweet smile and wonderful personality will be in my memory forever. Prayers for all your loved ones who will see you again. Loves you

  2. Jim Kinkead says:

    Sympathies to the family. I worked with Irene for many years at St. Joseph’s. She always had a smile and a kind words.

  3. Judy & Bill Basso says:

    Irene was one of the most lovely and caring person I have ever known. She always gave you a smile and a big hello. She will truly be missed. Condolences to her family and dear friends

  4. Paul & Holle Spehar says:

    Aunt Irene +++ What A Gentle Soul, A Beautiful Woman Of God, A Joyful Family Member. She Will Be Forever In Our Hearts & Prayers +++ All Of You, Her Devoted Family, Will Be In Our Prayers, As You Mourn This Great Loss +++ God Bless You & Mary Keep You +++ Love To You All ~

  5. Tim Spehar says:

    Aunt Irene always had a smile and kinds words to say. The Starr and Spehar families had many good times at the cabin on Leesville Lake. I will miss her. Condolences to her wonderful family.

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