Irene E. Dowey was born Aug. 14, 1924, in Harvard, Ill., to Albert and Minnie (Bollwahn) Moede.

She passed away on Oct. 13, 2020, at Holton Manor in Elkhorn.

Irene was a loving farm wife, devoted mother and a longtime member of Christ Lutheran Church in Sharon. She was the third generation born and raised on the family farm, and was a kind and giving neighbor and friend to many.

She is survived by her children, Judy (Bill) Schlimmer, Bonnie Worgull, and Marie (Keith) Rithamel; grandchildren, Sara Durkin, Kimberly (Jason) Gonzales, Stephanie (Ryan) Harvey, and Brenten (Cortney) Rithmael; great grandchildren, Hollyn, Addy, Alexandria, Aren, Brooks, Layton, Estella, Eden, and Eva.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl Dowey; and grandchild, Laura Ottum.

Private family services were held at Christ Lutheran Church in Sharon.

Burial followed at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Harvard, Ill.

Toynton Funeral Home is assisting the family.



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