Irene Willis Dierdorff of rural Brazil died at 2:40 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2005, at Clay Health Center in Brazil.
Born Oct. 29, 1914, in Middlebury, Ind., she was the daughter of Arlie and Esther Willis.
She graduated from Ashboro High School and on March 1, 1941, she married Virgil Dierdorff. He preceded her in death in 1985.
She was a homemaker and enjoyed her family. She was an avid cook, most known to her family for her sugar cream pies. She enjoyed mowing the yard on her Dixon lawn mower. She received the reserve grand champion award at the Clay County 4-H Fair for velvet art. She also enjoyed gardening and quilting.
She was a member of the Clay County Hospital Auxiliary for a short time and also a member of the Clay Prairie Ladies Aid.
Survivors include two sons, Larry Dierdorff and wife, Sharon, of Center Point and Mark Dierdorff and wife, Rita, of rural Brazil; six grandchildren, Brian Dierdorff, Amy Dierdorff, Jason Dierdorff, Jennifer Reginald, Sarah Dierdorff and Melissa Dorsett; four great-grandchildren, Brianna Dierdorff, Zachary Dierdorff, Ava Dorsett and Adrienne Wade; and two sisters, Fay Elkin of rural Brazil and Roberla Stearley of Wisconsin.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, fern, and a brother, arthur.
Services will be at French Funeral Home at 11 a.m. Wednesday with Pastor Owen Youngblood officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, 4-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
For more information or to light a candle, log onto www.frenchfuneralhome.com.