CENTERBURG — Iona Pearl “Onie” Alkire, 72, of Centerburg, passed away Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Centerburg Pointe Nursing Home.
She was a retired nurse’s aide; member of AMVETS Post 59 in Centerburg.
Preceded in death by husband, Donald Alkire Sr.; sons, John L. Parker and Randy E. Wells; daughter, Kimberly Wells.
Survived by daughter, Deborah Wells of South Dakota; sons, Jeffery Earl (Tammy) Parker and Jim (Tina) Parker, both of Centerburg; 10 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; special girl, Penny Sue Thurston; and companion, Buster; sister, Ruth Ellen Hubbell; stepbrothers, John and Doyle; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson-Melick-Moreland Funeral Home, 49 W. Church St., Centerburg, where service will be held Monday at 1 p.m. Pastor Jeff Perry officiating. Interment in Eastview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, friends, if they wish, may contribute to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, OH 43050.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.