Irene M. Leenerts
Irene M. Leenerts, 87, of Augusta, died at 10:08 p.m. Monday, August 3, 2009, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb.
She was born Oct. 25, 1921, in Pea Ridge Township, Brown County, to Milton and Edna (Hockgraver) Howk. She married Gerhard R. Leenerts on Feb. 17, 1938, in Palmyra, Mo. He preceded her in death Feb. 8, 1968.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by two daughters, Betty Leenerts, Beardstown, and Sherry (Kay) Bartlow, Augusta; one son, Bob (Harriett) Leenerts, Rockaway Beach, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
She worked at the Dennis Chicken Products in Augusta. Over the years she had operated a pet store near Golden and La Prairie and an upholstery and antique shop in Bowen. In later years she took care of the elderly. She enjoyed her family and friends and her home in Augusta.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, at Hamilton Funeral Home, Augusta, conducted by Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Golden Community City Cemetery, Golden.
Memorials may be made to the Bowen Community Swimming Pool Fund.