OBITUARY

Lorraine Carmel Pleva McKiernan

June 30, 1949June 27, 2019
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Lorraine Pleva McKiernan, age 69, peacefully passed away at home with her family by her side, on Thursday, June 27, 2019, after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Lori was born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 30, 1949 to August P. Pleva, Jr. and Carmel Chenoweth Pleva. She was preceded in death by her father August, her sister Annette, her in-laws Jim and Ann McKiernan, and her brother-in-law Jim. On June 10, 1996 she married Michael McKiernan in Maui, Hawaii. Lori was a 1967 graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School. Working with children with special needs gave her great enjoyment, and she had a love of interior design. She had been a member of the Junior Service League and was a loving and nurturing wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed being involved in her grandchildren’s lives. Lori had varied interests including a love of nature, gardening, antiquing, genealogy and traveling with her husband Mike. These trips included traveling to her favorite places: Williamsburg, VA and the Florida beaches. In addition to her husband Mike, Lori is survived by her children Brian Burke, Elliot (Holly) Burke, and Alexa (Scott) Gross; her loving grandchildren, Madolyn, Kenzie and Loren Burke; Jordan and Gabriel Burke; and Scotty, Avarie, Colten Gross, and great grandchild, Adalynn Gross. Also cherishing her memory are her mother Carmel; her sisters Louise Pleva, Elaine (Ronnie) Snyder, and Christine Pleva; her sister-in-law Kay McKiernan, brother-in-law John (Nancy) McKiernan; and many nieces and nephews. Services will begin at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, with Fr. David Ross officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 2-4, and 6-8 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9-10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to The August Pleva Memorial Scholarship at St. Charles Catholic School, Lima, Ohio. Condolences may be expressed online at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com

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Angela Jefferson

July 8, 2019

Mike,

Words cannot express how heavy my heart is for you and your Family. Although I did not get to meet your beautiful wife; I will however cherish the stories that you shared with me about her.

May memories of "Lorraine" and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

Angela Jefferson (AJ)



Paula Schenk Lantz

July 3, 2019

Lori and I were childhood friends from St. Charles. I have many fond memories playing at her house, we both were loaded with sisters so there was always lots of girlie things to do.
She had such a loving heart. Blessings to you all.

Bob & Kathy Belka

July 2, 2019

Dear Mike & Family,

We are absolutely heartbroken for you and your family. In the pictures we can see she is so very lovely. We are praying and holding you in our hearts right now. May God grant you His comfort and peace in the times ahead. Know that you can always count on us and that we love you.

Bob & Kathy

Fred Wolfinger

July 2, 2019

Dear Mike and Family -

Words aren't coming easily, at all, Mike. Joanne and I simply can't absorb it. You said that Lori was your best friend for 30 years, and everyone knows that is the truest of feelings. You and Lori were lovers and inseparable. Lori was one of the kindest, most thoughtful and selfless people we know. Our hearts go out to you and the entire family. May her memory be eternal.

Peggy Rouzzo

July 1, 2019

Mike & family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts & prayers.
Peggy, Kim & the staff at Nomis.

Don and Marlys Cuzzocrea

June 30, 2019

Dearest Mike,

We were extremely saddened to learn of Lori's passing. We have many fond memories of the times that the four of us spent together and we will cherish them forever. She was such a kind, caring person, always thinking of others first. She was also a fighter to the end and she is now at peace. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that Lori is in our prayers along with you and your family. Sincerely,

Don and Marlys

Jill Noviski

June 30, 2019

Mike, we go back pretty far. I remember your wedding day and how happy Lori looked. Our trip to Canada provided many laughs and always, Lori's radiant smile. I will always remember Lori's smile.

Cheryl Hempker

June 30, 2019

Jim and I send our sympathies to the family. So many memories of Lori from the Shawnee years watching all our kids grow up. Thinking of you Elliot since you and Jeff were friends. What a great gal and what a smile she had. Remember the swim parties at Winegardners. Many good times and memories.

Martha Schnuderl

June 29, 2019

Dear Mike, I was so sorry to hear Lori had passed. She was such a lovely and caring lady. I miss her so much. I will keep you in my prayers and God Bless You.

Pam Bauman

June 29, 2019

Mike I am so sorry to hear about Lori! She was a very nice lady! I won’t be able to come to the viewing or the service as I will be out of town. Just wanted you to know my thoughts and prayers are with you!
Pam Bauman

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Biography

Lorraine Pleva McKiernan, age 69, peacefully passed away at home with her family by her side, on Thursday, June 27, 2019, after fighting a courageous battle against cancer.
Lori was born in Pittsburgh, PA on June 30, 1949 to August P. Pleva, Jr. and Carmel Chenoweth Pleva. She was preceded in death by her father August, her sister Annette, her in-laws Jim and Ann McKiernan, and her brother-in-law Jim. On June 10, 1996 she married Michael McKiernan in Maui, Hawaii.
Lori was a 1967 graduate of Lima Central Catholic High School. Working with children with special needs gave her great enjoyment, and she had a love of interior design. She had been a member of the Junior Service League and was a loving and nurturing wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed being involved in her grandchildren’s lives.
Lori had varied interests including a love of nature, gardening, antiquing, genealogy and traveling with her husband Mike. These trips included traveling to her favorite places: Williamsburg, VA and the Florida beaches.
In addition to her husband Mike, Lori is survived by her children Brian Burke, Elliot (Holly) Burke, and Alexa (Scott) Gross; her loving grandchildren, Madolyn, Kenzie and Loren Burke; Jordan and Gabriel Burke; and Scotty, Avarie, Colten Gross, and great grandchild, Adalynn Gross.
Also cherishing her memory are her mother Carmel; her sisters Louise Pleva, Elaine (Ronnie) Snyder, and Christine Pleva; her sister-in-law Kay McKiernan, brother-in-law John (Nancy) McKiernan; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will begin at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at Siferd-Orians Funeral Home, with Fr. David Ross officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday, from 2-4, and 6-8 p.m., and on Wednesday from 9-10 a.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to The August Pleva Memorial Scholarship at St. Charles Catholic School, Lima, Ohio.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.siferd-oriansfuneralhome.com