|Irene M. Ross, 97, of Galesburg, died at 11:15 a.m. Friday, September 28, 2012 in Rosewood Care Center.
She was born February 1, 1915 in Galesburg the daughter of Charles and Iva V. Bainter. She married Edgar A. Ross on May 15, 1937 in Galesburg. He preceded her in death on July 27, 1968. She was also preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Nancy Kay Ross December 23, 1939; a son, Michael Ray Ross August 11, 1997; four brothers, B.E. (Pierre) Bainter, Kenneth Bainter, David Bainter, and Robert (Bob) Bainter; and three sisters, her twin Kay Polen, Pauline VanWinkle, and Marietta Burton.
Irene is survived by two grandchildren, Shelly (and Gary) Nelson of Galesburg and Jason (and Margaret) Ross of Galesburg; seven great grandchildren, Brad, Melissa, Jason, and Chloe Nelson and Austin, Kaylee, and Kalob Ross; and several nieces and nephews.
Irene was a homemaker who had lived in Yates City and Galesburg. She was a member of the Ladies of the Moose Lodge #880 for over 30 years.
Cremation will be accorded. Graveside service will be 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 4, 2012 in Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Joseph Presley will officiate. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be made to Rosewood Care Center Activity Fund. Hinchliff-Pearson-West Funeral Directors and Cremation Services is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.