Mildred “Sally” (Shicks) Irwin

May 10, 1916 ‒ March 08, 2017

Harlem Township, Ohio

Mildred “Sally” (Shicks) Irwin, died 2 months shy of her 101st Birthday at her daughter’s home in Harlem Township.

She was born May 10, 1916 in Harlem Township the daughter of the late Walter and Octavia (Barcus) Shicks.

Sally was a graduate of Harlem Twp. School in Center Village and a lifelong resident of Harlem Township where she had been recognized as the oldest living resident.

On September 7, 1935, she married Melvin “Dutch” Irwin in Greenup, Kentucky.  They were married for 66 years before his unexpected passing in 2002.

Sally enjoyed doing crafts, BINGO in Florida, and most importantly being at home with her family.

She will be missed by her son Jim; daughter Joyce McFadden and her husband Walter all of Harlem Township; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her daughter-in-law Sharon Irwin in 2013.

Friends may call on the family on Sunday, March 12, 2017 from 2-5 PM at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 North State Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio 43074.  Funeral services will be held there on Monday at 10:30 AM.  Burial will follow in Fancher Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Mount Carmel Hospice, 1144 Dublin Road, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Mrs. Irwin’s family.  Special memories and condolences can be shared with them at

  • On behalf of Vans Valley Community Church our deepest condolences to the Irwin Family. Jim our thoughts and prayers are with you and family.

  • We will miss her bright eyes and wonderful smile. Our condolences to Jim, Joyce, and family.

  • What a great lady. I know this is a difficult time for all. I shall always remember her love for Harlem Township and how much she enjoyed the annual township celebrations, and being parade Grand Marahal in 2011. Joyce, you and Walter were the best daughter and son-in-law spending years of caregiving to your mother. Precious Memories. She will be very missed but what a great life to celebrate. Prayers for the entire family.

    Linda Sue Skinner