Irene Wilcox

Thursday, April 29, 2004

Born 11-19-1913 -- Died 4-15-2004

Irene Shipman Farris Wilcox, 90, of Alton, Mo., was born Nov. 19, 1913, in Oregon County, Mo. She was the daughter of James and Tracy Black-Shipman. She died April 15, 2004, at Ozarks Medical Center.

Survivors include one son, Lonnie Wilcox of Thayer, Mo.; four daughters - Nadine and Larry Cochran of West Plains, Mo., Shirley and Ronald Keeton of Hampden, Mass., Ellen and Larnce Johnson of Alton, Barbara and Wayne Deckad of Alton; one daughter-in-law, Carol Wilcox of Alton; 16 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren and numerous great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, James and Tracy Black-Shipman; her husband, Bert Wilcox; six sons -- Carl, Harold, Herman, Thurman, Howard Wayne and Orbra; one grandson, Dennis Farris; two brothers -- George and Thomas Shipman; four sisters -- Ada Warren, Sarah Stevens, Mary Williams and Evelyn Shipman.

The funeral was April 19 at the Clary Chapel with Merl Dixon and Joseph Geuin officiating. Interment was in Huddleston Cemetery with arrangements under the direction of the Clary Funeral Home of Alton, Mo.