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 Irene <I>LaRue</I> Adams

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Irene LaRue Adams

  • Birth 23 Apr 1918 Lacey, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 29 Jan 2011 Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial New Sharon, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 64949382

Irene Adams, 92, of Oskaloosa died Saturday, January 29, 2011, at the Hospice Serenity House in Oskaloosa. She was born Tuesday, April 23, 1918, at Lacey, Iowa the daughter of Fred and Lelah Randels LaRue. She graduated from the Lacey High School with the class of 1936. On January 6, 1938, she was united in marriage to John Adams and he died in 1955. Together John and Irene farmed until they moved to Oskaloosa in 1955. After moving to town, Irene worked at Downing Coffee Shop, Gene Morris Radio and TV and DuPree Construction. On November 3, 1962, she was united in marriage to Loren Adams and he died August 17, 1966. She loved gardening, sewing, canning, reading and delighted in spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Her family includes her 5 daughters: Donna Rea of Colona, Illinois, Janice(Ron)Katko of Eddyville, Deann(Jim)Harsh of Surprise, Arizona, Twayla Pool of Colona, Illinois and Dixie(Jim)Miller of Gilbert, Arizona; 14 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 2 husbands: John Adams and Loren Adams; a son: Donald Adams and 3 brothers: Okley, Howard and Floyd LaRue.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11 am in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa with Pastor Rick Bunnell officiating. Burial will be in the friends Cemetery in New Sharon. Visitation will be Tuesday morning from 10 am until service time. The family will be present from 10 am until srvice time to greet friends and relatives. In lieu of flowers memorials may be giving to Mahaska Hospice or Hospice Serenity House.

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  • Created by: Donald Bitner
  • Added: 31 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64949382
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Irene LaRue Adams (23 Apr 1918–29 Jan 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64949382, citing New Sharon Friends Cemetery, New Sharon, Mahaska County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Donald Bitner (contributor 47187466) .