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Description: Obituary of Little, IreneDate: September 23 2009
Newspaper published in: Pittsfield
Page/Column: A6 / 1
Irene Little, 84, of Jacksonville, passed away on Saturday September 19, 2009 at Barton W. Stone Home in Jacksonville. She was born on July 2, 1925 in Jacksonville, the daughter of Allen Payne and Myrtle Geneveve Westrope Six. Irene married Joseph Francis Wirth on September 25, 1945 and he passed away on February 5, 1965. She then married Harry Ellsworth Little on December 22, 1968 in Beardstown, and he survives. Mrs. Little is survived by one step-daughter, Terry Ann (husband, John) Kane of St. Peters, Missouri, two step- sons: Danny R. (wife Teresa) Little of Meredosia and Steve A. (wife Lee Ann) Little of Winchester, eleven step-grandchildren, Lara (husband, William) Schuler, Michele (husband, Robert) Fletcher, John D. (wife, Laura) Kane, Erica Hedrick, Stephen (wife, Tracy) Kane, Jennifer (husband, Jeff) Schmitz, Jessica (husband, John) Bogue, John (fiancé, Jennifer Ferrera) Little, Eric (wife, Abbe) Little, Shaun (fiancé, Lauren Carleton-Smith) Little, and Brett (wife, Alicia) Little, sixteen step-great-grandchildren, one brother Russell L. (wife Anne) Six of Boston, MA, three sisters: Neta B. (husband Alvin) Birdsell, Sharon K. Miller, and Sheila F. (husband David) Lohrenz all of Jacksonville, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert Lee Six and Ronald Eugene Six (surviving wife, Mary of Tennessee). Irene was a housemother for the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired in Jacksonville. She had earlier worked as a typesetter for Hertzberg-New Method Book Bindery and at NESCO. She was a member of the Church of Our Saviour and the Altar and Rosary Society, and the Amvets Auxiliary and Women of the Moose. She enjoyed cooking and her family, and loved animals, especially her dog Tasha and cat Sassie. Funeral mass will be held at 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at Church of Our Saviour, with burial at St. Anselm’s Cemetery in Kampsville, IL. The family will meet friends following a 4:45 p.m. prayer service, until 7 p.m Tuesday at Williamson Funeral Home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Passavant Area Hospital or the Church of Our Saviour. Condolences may be left at www.airsman-hires.com.