Irene Barkley

Irene T. Barkley, 94, formerly of Ipava, died at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Wesley Village in Macomb, where she resided.

She was born Nov. 13, 1906, in Smithfield, the daughter of Frank and Grace Neff Kirkpatrick. She married Frank Barkley on Dec. 26, 1925, in Keokuk, Iowa. He died March 9, 1989.

She also was preceded in death by one son, Dr. Robert Barkley, and four brothers.

Surviving are two daughters, Ginny (and Ted) Doxstader of Macomb and Carolyn (and Sonny) Van Order of Vermont; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Burdette (and Mary) Kirkpatrick of Champaign.

A graduate of Western Illinois University, she taught school in the Ipava area for more than 30 years.

She was a member of Ipava Order of Eastern Star Chapter 226.

She was a member of Ipava Presbyterian Church.

Graveside services were held Saturday at Ipava Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Kessler officiating. Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to her church, VIT Junior/Senior High Library or Wesley Village.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 4/18/2001

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