Irene Weir Marshalltown, Iowa, 86
Born Emily Irene Weir on July 18, 1926, at the Deaconess Hospital in Marshalltown, she was the daughter of Samuel and Tena (Deshong) Weir.
She graduated from Gilman High School in 1944 and the Mercy School of Nursing in 1947. She began a lifetime of assisting those in need by being a nurse at Mercy Hospital in Marshalltown from graduation until 1949, then Grinnell Hospital from 1950 to 1952 and De- Witt Community Hospital from 1952-53 before going to Mercy Hospital in Oelwein from 1953 to 1964. She returned to her home area to nurse at Skiff Hospital in Newton from 1964 until retiring in 1990.
She was a member of Laurel United Methodist Church and Laurel United Methodist Women.
Left to cherish her memory is her niece, Sandra Edelbrock; nephews Douglas and Keith Weir; great nieces and nephews: Cheryl Anderson, Kai Anderson, Scott Holmes, Alicia Purdy, Kellen Edelbrock, Conner Edelbrock, Bradley Weir, Christina Pan- segrau and Amy Weir, and cousins in Fulton, Franklin, Huntingdon and surrounding counties.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister and brother-in-law, Evelyn and Warren “Pinky” Maytag; her brother, Sam Jr.; and nieces Kathleen Maytag, Kathie Maytag Anderson on June 26, 2006, and Eileen Maytag Holmes on January 7, 2000, as well as Timothy Weir.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 26, at Laurel United Methodist Church. Pastor Marvin Siems officiated. Burial was in Graceland Cemetery at Laurel. For condolences, please visit www.mitchellfh.com.