Myrtle Irwin Dies Tuesday

Mrs. Myrtle Lydia (Hunter) Irwin, 81, died Tuesday, Jan. 19. She had been an Astoria resident for many years.

She was born on Dec. 25, 1889 in Georgetown, Colo., a daughter of William and Eleanor Green Hunter. She was married on June 14, 1918 at Rushville to John Harrison Irwin.

To this union was born two daughters, Mrs. Harold (Helen) Waggoner of Blandinsville and Mrs. Harold (Mary) Kinkead of Astoria, and one son, Junior Harry Irwin of Blandinsville. She had one step-son, Robert Irwin of Redding, Calif. She had seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Her husband preceded her in death March 19, 1957. Also preceding her in death were her mother and father, three brothers, Carl, Charles and Curtis, two sisters, Hazel Hunter and Mabel Smith and two grandsons, Jerry Lee Irwin and William Waggoner.

Also surviving are two sisters Dollie McCamant of Ipava, and Ivy Cory of Maywood, Mo.; two brothers, Harry Hunter of Vermont, and William Hunter of Peoria; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of the Astoria Christian Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. She sewed for the missionary group and the Soldiers and Sailors Home.

Funeral services will be Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Astoria Christian Church. Rev. Dale Eddington will officiate and burial will be in the Ipava Cemetery. Friends may call at Shawgo Memorial Home Wednesday afternoon and evening and at the church one hour prior to the service.


Published in the Astoria Argus-Searchlight on 1/20/1971

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