Lucia Marion Irons, 86, retired social worker

October 29, 1991

Lucia Marion Irons, a native of Baltimore and the retired assistant director of the Cleveland Child Guidance Center, died Sept. 17 in a Cleveland hospital after a stroke.

Miss Irons, who was 86, retired in 1980 after 30 years with the center.

She had worked for the Red Cross in England and France during World War II and earlier in Baltimore as a psychiatric social worker in a clinic at University Hospital, where she also trained teachers who were starting a social work program in the Baltimore schools.

She was a 1924 graduate of Eastern High School and a 1928 graduate of Goucher College. She held a master's degree in social work from Smith College.

She also did graduate work at Case Western Reserve University and taught there and elsewhere in Ohio in addition to starting an organization for foster parents in Cleveland.

She is survived by several cousins and relatives. Friends suggested memorial contributions could be made to St. Alban's Church.

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