Mount Vernon News

Mount Vernon News
May 29, 2012 12:00 pm EDT


CENTERBURG — Ira Burton Workman, 101, a resident of Centerburg Pointe and formerly of Danville, passed away Sunday, May 27, 2012, at the nursing home.

He was born July 6, 1910, in Danville to the late Elmer and Rosa (Kemp) Workman. Ira and his wife, Violet (Davis), lived in the Danville area and shared many endeavors in their almost 74 years of married life. Ira raised turkeys and beef cattle, and later created and managed Lakeview Haven Nursing Home in the Danville area. He had been a member of the North Bend Church of the Brethren, and later became a member of the Mount Vernon Seventh-day Adventist Hill Church.

Ira and his wife were very involved in their community, helping numerous individuals. The many recipients of their generosity and mentoring were local, as well as national and worldwide.

He is survived by his daughters, Dalene Stull and Dixie (Juston) Waite, both of Danville; his granddaughters, Gretchen (Tim) Gerhardt Carr of Westerville, and Kindra Waite of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; three great-grandchildren, Harrison, Davis and Maggie; his sister-in-law, Helen Workman of Danville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Violet; five brothers, Richard, Roscoe, Quincy, Omra and Eldon; three sisters, Savilla, Sara and Rosalie; and several brothers- and sisters-in-law; as well as two nieces and a nephew.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at the Fischer Funeral Home in Danville, with Pastors Paul Boling, Edward Bartter and Fred Shoemaker officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens. Calling hours are Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Visit

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Acclaim Hospice, 2800 Corporate Exchange Drive, Suite 140, Columbus, OH 43231.

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