Irene <I>Coady</I> Stalets

Irene Coady Stalets

Birth
Taylorville, Christian County, Illinois, USA
Death 20 Mar 2017 (aged 91)
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot SECTION 89 SITE 17
Memorial ID 177771847 · View Source
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On Monday, March 20, 2017, Irene Stalets was called by God to be reunited in Heaven with her husband Bill, parents, and her brothers and sisters.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband Verlyn "Bill" Stalets of Grand Prairie, Texas, who passed on Palm Sunday, March 24, 2013, to await her in Heaven, her parents John E. and Rose Coady of Taylorville, Illinois, brothers John (Bud), Lawrence, and sisters Marge, Dorothy, and Mildred.
She is survived by her loving sons Tom, Scott, Scott's wife Valerie, and granddaughter Meredith.
She was born in Taylorville, Illinois, on September 15, 1925 to loving parents John E. and Rose Coady. Irene was Valedictorian of her high school class and joined the Cadet Nurse Corps. Once in the Corps, her choice was to study either pre-med or nursing. The Cadet Corps sent her to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, where she earned her bachelor's degree in nursing, becoming a RN, which became her lifelong profession in life. She was always proud to say, "I'm an RN." On July 4, 1952, she married the man who was to become her lifelong love and companion for over sixty years, Verlyn "Bill" Stalets, at the St. Louis Catholic Church of Nokomis, Illinois, and on July 4, 2012 they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary at the Sheraton Hotel in Arlington with family and friends, They moved to Grand Prairie from Rochester, New York in 1954, and Irene worked at a few local hospitals before settling at Interfirst Bank in downtown Dallas in 1974, which became Republic Bank, NCNB, NationsBank, then Bank of America, where she worked until her retirement in 1987 after almost 35 years of being an RN. Irene always had a positive outlook on life, was ready to learn new things, made friends easily, and was always ready to lend a hand to others with advice, encouragement, or whatever she could do. She and husband Bill were devout Catholics who enjoyed attending mass at the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth and Immaculate Conception Church, both of Grand Prairie, and Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Arlington. If you had Irene for a friend, she was a friend for life, and the best Mother that any son or daughter could hope to have. She was a lifelong bridge player who enjoyed her computer, e-mailing letters, and jokes with friends, reading, movies, television, the music of Andre Rieu, and hearing the oft-repeated jokes and sayings of husband Bill. She enjoyed trips to Las Vegas, Reno, Lake Tahoe, Salt Lake City, Illinois, Ireland, and Europe. An animal lover, she loved and cherished her dog, Sandy, a Chihuahua mix, who was a faithful friend for over 13 years. She will be missed sorely and never forgotten by all those who supported and cared for her during the last four dark years following the death of her beloved husband Bill, and a hole in our hearts will never be filled as we look forward to being reunited with her when our time comes, when we can again rejoice that we will see and be with her for all eternity, and be grateful that we were blessed to have her in our lives for so many years. Visitation will be held at 6:00-8:00p, Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home on Beltline Rd. in Grand Prairie, with Vigil rosary and word service at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be at Most Blessed Sacrament Church in Arlington on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 11:00 am. A reception will follow at the church 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Burial will take place 2:00 pm after the reception at Dallas-Ft. Worth National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest along with her beloved husband Bill.


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  • Created by: Tim Hawkins
  • Added: 26 Mar 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 177771847
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Irene Coady Stalets (15 Sep 1925–20 Mar 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 177771847, citing Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tim Hawkins (contributor 46844902) .