Mary Ireland Lance, 87, of Racine, passed away, at 12:08 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018 at her residence. Born February 2, 1931 in Blawnox, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Capt. Edward C. and Catherine Stover Ireland. She along with her husband retired from the Lance’s Grocery Store in Pennsylvania.
She is survived by her children, Mary Ann Sciullo, of Florida, Emily Lance, of Ohio, and Howard (Julia) Lance, of Texas, eight grandchildren, and ten great-grandchildren. A brother, Samuel Ireland, of Penn., and a daughter-in-law, Patty Lance, of Penn., and numerous nieces and nephews also survive.
In addition to her parents she is preceded in death by her husband, Irwin “Jay” Lance, II, daughter, Charlene Cook, a son, Irwin “Jay” Lance, III, brothers, Perry Graham, Edward C. Ireland, II, George Ireland, and Howard Ireland, sisters, Roberta Breva, Kathleen Phillips, and Genevieve Graham.
Mary donated her body to the Ohio University anatomical donation program. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Letart Falls Cemetery. Local arrangements were entrusted to the Cremeens-King Funeral Home, Racine.