Obituary of Irene Francine Graves
Irene Francine Graves, 101, of Bay City, our feisty, beautiful, honest, and loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away on June 28, 2019 at Brian’s House. Irene was born on April 13, 1918 in Knoxville, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Koram and Martha Vandergriff. Irene was always there for her family and made sure everyone was taken care of. She was a waitress for many years and then worked at a nursing home in dietary until she was 88. Irene enjoyed going to the casino, dancing, and betting on horse races. She will be missed dearly but lovingly remembered for her kind and thoughtful ways. Irene leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Billie (Thomas) Douponce, Danny Claybaugh, and Sherry (Gary) Baranek; grandchildren Sherri Douponce, Paulette, Antoinette, Christine, Gary Jr., Tony; great-grandson, Greydon, along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Irene was welcomed home to heaven by her three husbands, Bill Irig, Danny Claybaugh, and Cliff Graves; granddaughters, Nicole Thomas; daughter-in-law, Toni Claybaugh, and her siblings. Private arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.