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November 15, 1910 - February 26, 2007
Irene I. Minter, the daughter of H. Clyde and Bertha N. (Wright) Thompson was born November 15, 1910 in Mound City, Missouri. She graduated from Mound City High School in 1928. Irene was then employed by the H. P. Green Firebrick Co. in Mexico, Missouri, then by Missouri Service in Rock Port, Missouri and later by Quaker Oats in St. Joseph, Missouri.
On June 14, 1941 Irene was united in marriage to Michael Duane Minter Sr. in Mound City. They made their home and reared their son Mike in Rock Port where she lived to the present time. In 1952, Irene was employed by Dr. Wallace Carpenter as his receptionist and bookkeeper, retiring in 1972 after 20 years. Duane passed away in April of 2000. Irene passed away Monday, February 26, 2007 at Community Hospital Association, Fairfax, Missouri at the age of 96 years.
Irene loved music, and for many years, sang for weddings and funerals. She was a gracious lady who loved and was dedicated to her family, and taught the value of hard work. She had a joy filled spirit and always had a smile, especially when in the presence of her grand and great-grandchildren. She was affectionately known as “Jakie” to many close friends.
She was a devoted member of the Rock Port United Methodist Church; member and past president of Rock Port Chapter DU of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, past Worthy Matron of Rock Port Chapter 440, Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed playing bridge and looked forward to the time spent with her friends in her various bridge clubs.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Fran Minter, Tarkio, Missouri; three grandsons, Shawn Minter and his wife, Jodee, Rock Port, Mike Minter and his wife, Julie, Huntington Beach, California, and Timothy Minter and his wife, Rachel, Platte City, Missouri; seven great-grandchildren, Mitchell, Andrew, Corbin, Braden, Alex, Gabriel, and Olivia Minter; one brother, Clyde Thompson, Santa Ana, California, one sister, Patricia Miller and husband, Glenn, Rancho Cordova, California; nephews, Kenny Miller, Greg Thompson and Barry Minter, nieces, Sue Jane Lidbeck, and Vivian Miller; cousin, Nick Lucas.
Besides her parents and husband Duane, Irene was preceded in death by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Imogene and Jay Burnett and Iris and Ed Wegenek, sister-in-law, Betty Thompson, brother and sister in-law, Gus Jr. and Wanda Minter and nephew, David Miller.
FUNERAL Services: Thursday, March 1, 2007, 10:30 a.m., Rock Port United Methodist Church, Rock Port, Missouri
INTERMENT: Linden Cemetery, Rock Port, Missouri
Memorials may be directed to the United Methodist Church, Rock Port, or Community Hospital, Fairfax, Missouri.
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