Irene P. Ober died March 18, 2009, at Sterling House-Briargate. Irene was a resident of Colorado Springs, Colo., since 1993.
Before retirement she had been an office manager for the Postal Inspection Service.
Irene Plahm was born Oct. 1, 1917, to William and Caroline (Weis) Plahm in Worth Ill. She married Wendell Ober Nov. 30, 1946.
She was active in the Lutheran Church ELCA.
Irene is survived by: her sister, Laura Page of Crest Hill, Ill.; daughters, Barbara Strain of Colorado Springs and Carol (Kris) Kohne of Flagstaff, Ariz.; grandchildren Erin Strain of Denver, Colo. and Captain William Strain, USAF of Dayton, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, William and Caroline; her husband, Wendell; a brother, Harold; and sister, Margaret.
Because Irene loved children and learning, the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the school of the donors' choice.