Irene T. Medworth, 93, of Brazil, formerly of Rensselaer Ind., passed away June 30, 2006 at 8:23 a.m. at Cloverleaf Healthcare Facility.
She was born Aug. 17, 1912 in St. Louis, Mo. the daughter of Fred Pagels and Jane Shuck Pagels.
She and her husband Robert C. Medworth owned and operated the Medworth Heating Supply Store in Rensselaer. Robert passed away in 1969. Irene continued operating the business until 1980.
Irene was a devoted mother and thoroughly enjoyed following the Northview Marching Knights over the years. She also was a loyal fan of her granddaughter Whitney in both the band and basketball.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bob and Ruth Ann Medworth; granddaughter, Whitney Medworth; one sister, Mabel Bonacker, of Florida; several nieces, nephews and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Marie Konemann; two brothers, Herman Pagels and Edward Pagels. She was also preceded by Stan Barbas, her companion from 1978, until his death in 2003.
Services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Jackson Funeral Chapel, 250 N. McKinley Ave. Rensselaer, IN. Burial will follow at Weston Cemetery also in Rensselaer. Visitation will be Sunday from 5-7 p.m. at Lawson-Miller Chapel 1702 E. National Ave. Brazil, IN. Post a heart of condolence at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Dan and Jane Robbins Northview Marching Knights Scholarship Fund. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.