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Dora Irene Vinegar
Dora Irene Vinegar

Dora Irene Vinegar

December 8, 1940 - June 20, 2021

Service Location Date Time Directions
Visitation Spring Grove Funeral Homes July 24, 2021 10:00 am - 11:00 am Directions
Funeral Service Spring Grove Funeral Homes July 24, 2021 11:00 am Directions
Burial Spring Grove Cemetery July 24, 2021 Directions

Dora Irene Vinegar, Irene as she was affectionately known, lost her earthly battle with bladder cancer at the age of 80 but gained her heavenly crown on Sunday June 20, 2021.

She was born of the union Thomas Lee and Dora Lee Vinegar on December 8, 1940, in Cincinnati Ohio.

She was the youngest of 10 children. She was a pleasure to be around and always willing to help anyone with a beautiful smile.

At an early age, Irene accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church.

She attended and graduated from Taft High School in 1960. During High School she was a head Majorette and a Debutante. Irene had a love for music at an early age and began singing in the church choir with her mother and siblings. She and two of her classmates Marion Jackson Griffin and Delores Watkins formed a singing group known as The Charmaines. She performed with James Brown, Louis Armstrong and Roy Orbison to name a few. The Charmaines are part of the King Record Company history. Even to this day, their music is still popular in the Northern Movement in the UK.

In later years, Irene and her two beloved and musically gifted sons Eric and Corey Vinegar were members of Cincinnati Stridettes Dance/Drill Team.

Irene retired from Cincinnati Public System where she taught children with special needs as a Skilled Assistant Teacher. She was also a dedicated employee of the Kroger Co., where she loved helping others until her health failed. She retired from Kroger May 5, 2021.

"When you plant seeds in the lives of others and water them with love and care you will reap a harvest of sweet memories that will follow you everywhere"

Irene has now been rejoined with her family in heaven. 

She is preceded in death by her beloved son; Corey DiAngelo Vinegar, her parents; Thomas Lee and Dora Lee Vinegar, Samuel, Lee Thomas, Carletta, James, Robert, Charles, William, Shirley and Gene who transitioned in January 2021.

Those left to cherish her memory include her son Eric Vincent Vinegar; Bonus Daughter and Caregiver Kelly, Bonus Daughter Tussah, grandchildren Corey and Erica; great grandchildren; Aniyah, Amoura, Xeyleeq, Jakari and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends.

Services to Celebrate the Life of Dora Vinegar will be conducted at 11 AM on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave, with Pastor Jackie Jackson officiating. She will be laid to rest at Spring Grove Cemetery. Friends may begin gathering at 10 AM. 

Pallbearers will be family and friends. 

Online condolences and memories of Dora may be shared with the family by visiting 

Arrangements by Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Ave, Cincinnati.

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