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Elva Renae Friend

Sunday, January 8, 2012
6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Phillips Funeral Home
1004 S. 7th St.
Ironton, OH 45638

Monday, January 9, 2012
11:00 AM
Phillips Funeral Home
1004 S. 7th St.
Ironton, OH 45638

Elva "Renae" Friend, 53, of Ironton, passed away Wednesday (January 4, 2012) at King's Daughters Medical Center in Ashland, Kentucky. The Ironton, Ohio native was born May 24, 1958, the daughter of Mary Louise Bruce Dearfield and the late Frank Dearfield. She is also survived by her husband, Randy Friend, whom she married October 5, 1985.

Renae was a 1976 graduate of Green High School, where she was Valedictorian of her graduating class. She was a former LPN/CLTC for Dr. Martin Kassan's office and Greenbrier Nursing Home. She was a member of the Junior Furnace Missionary Baptist Church and loved reading, sewing and spending time with her family.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by:
a brother: Frankie Dearfield

In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by:
a daughter: Molly Renae Dearfield of Jackson, MO
2 sons: Cole Younger Friend and Lucas Jackson Friend both of Ironton
3 step-children: Brandi Sue Friend, Christopher Lee Friend both of Coal Grove and Randall Brent Friend of Niles, Ohio
2 brothers and sisters-in-law: Pastor Rock and Linda Dearfield of Ashland, KY and Bill and Marge Dearfield of Ironton
a sister and brother-in-law: Vicki and Tom Laber of Ironton
12 grandchildren

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Monday (January 9, 2012) at Phillips Funeral Home, 1004 South Seventh Street, Ironton, Ohio with Pastor Rock Dearfield officiating. Burial will follow in Woodland Cemetery and friends may call Sunday from 6-9 PM at the funeral home.

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