Irene Ellen Earnest age 87 a longtime Ames resident died Apr. 7, at Israel Family Hospice House in Ames. A Visitation will be 4:00 -- 7:00 Pm with the family present 4:00 -- 7:00 PM with a 5:00 PM Scripture Service Friday Apr. 10, at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care 414 Lincoln Way Ames, with a 9::30 AM Apr. 11 Funeral Service at St. Cecelia Catholic Church in Ames with Burial at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery.
Irene was born May 6, 1921 in Denison, Iowa the daughter of William and Minnie (Na Manney) De Mey.
She attended school in Denison, she married Victor Baldus Feb. 2, 1942 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1949, she later married Edgar Earnest on July 6, 1957 and he preceded her in death on April 15, 1971. Irene worked at B&D CafÃ© and different restaurants as a waitress before retiring in 1981.
Irene was a member of the church, Catholic Daughters, Alter and Rosary Society, and Women of the Moose. Irene was a very hard worker, great cook, and enjoyed cooking for her family especially the grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was quick to play Canasta, Dominoes, and take time to watch a train.
Irene is survived by three daughters, Rosalie (Dave) Kelso Apache Junction AZ, Mary Ann Baldus of Ames, and Judy (Steve) Eaton of Clive. Seven grandchildren, Michelle (Alex) Kelso, Julie (Corky) Boeding, Amy (Jeff) Dick, Jim (Kristin) Eaton, Robin Eaton, Sara Eaton, Becky Eaton, and five great grandchildren.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents 3 brothers and one sister.
Memorials may be directed to Israel Family Hospice House in Ames.
Grandon Funeral and Cremation care is assisting the family.
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