Lena L. McIntire, age 87, of rural Ridgeville, passed away on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022, at her residence.

She was born in Moreland, Kentucky on Sept. 19, 1935, the daughter of Edward and Florence (DeWitt) Little. She was married on Dec. 26, 1953, to Gilbert “Gib” McIntire and he passed away on July 18, 1998.

Lena was a homemaker and had worked at Kerr Glass for 17 years.

She was an avid quilter and crocheter and enjoyed doing crafts.

Surviving are three sons, Eric McIntire of Ridgeville, Clint McIntire of Ridgeville and Nathan McIntire (wife: Dyanna) of Montpelier; one daughter, Vickie Manship of Salem, Indiana; two brothers, Bill Wiley of Seaman, Ohio, and Ernest DeWitt of Muncie; two sisters, Doris Bailey of Seaman, Ohio, and Beverly Jackson of Muncie; 50 grand, great- grand and great-great-grandchildren with three more on the way.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jeff McIntire; and she was the oldest living on both sides of her family.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Nov. 26, 2022, at noon in the Baird-Freeman Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Smith presiding. Burial will follow in the Bluff Point Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon.

Condolences may be expressed at bairdfreeman.com.