Ione Sfarnas | Obituaries |

Died September 26, 2021. Ione was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1924 to James and Pauline Markes. She spent her formative years in Norwalk, Ohio, where she loved small town life.

In 1952 she married James Sfarnas and the couple moved to Tucson, Arizona, where they opened the Saddle & Sirloin Supper Club, one of the first fine dining restaurants in the Southwest to bring world-class entertainment from New York and Las Vegas. Acts like The Platters, The Four Lads, and the Beverly Hillbillies flocked on and off the stage. Growing up in an entrepreneurial family, she enjoyed working with her husband in restaurants.

lone loved the beauty of the desert and mountains of Tucson, where she spent the last 70 years of her life as a source of infinite, unconditional love and support for her family. She leaves behind her two daughters Jeannie (David) Howell and Paula (Peter) Fasseas; Grandson, James (Michelle) Howell, Jennifer Howell (Stephen Ochoa), Stephen Howell, Alexis Fasseas and Drew (Meghan) Fasseas; Great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Sophia Howell, Chloe and Madeline Welle, Tennyson Ochoa, Katherine, Alexandra and Olivia Fasseas and many loving nieces and nephews. Instead of flowers, donations can also be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or PAWS Chicago. Arrangements by EVERGREEN MORTUARY.


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