|Irene W. Horton, 86, 559 Union St., Galesburg, died at 1:40 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2011 in Galesburg Cottage Hospital.
She was born March 8, 1924 in Woodford County, Ill. the eighth of 12 children of David and Rosalie Kerker Winkler, Sr. She married Stanley C. Horton August 31, 1946 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on July 7, 2006.
She is survived by three daughters, Cynthia Dunn of Elmwood, Ill. and Toni Horton and Dixie Gustafson, both of Galesburg, seven grandchildren, Ami Naumann, Heidi McFadden, Traci Schulz, Christopher (and Michelle) Dunn, Jeffrey McFadden, Patrick Gustafson, and Benjamin Gustafson,10 great grandchildren, Austin, Andrew, and Alex Naumann, Brycen McFadden, Madisyn Johnson, Trenton and Lauren Schulz, and Allison, Gracie, and Ryanne Dunn, and two brothers, Clyde Winkler of Washburn, Ill. and Ralph Winkler of Alexis, Ill. She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Rhonda McFadden on December 4, 2009, son-in-law, Rex Dunn, seven brothers, Richard Sr., Floyd, Emerson, Everett, Raymond, David Jr., and Solomon Winkler, and two sisters, Verna Harmon and Esther Moore.
Irene worked as a bookkeeper in her early years. She was a homemaker all of her life. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Irene graduated from Alexis High School in 1942. She was a member of First Christian Church.
Funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. M.J. Fitch will officiate. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.