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HOOK, Irene 1920-2013


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/19/2015 at 17:34:02

Irene Hook, 92, of Grundy Center, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit in Grundy Center. A funeral service will be held on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at Bethany Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will follow the funeral service at the Rosehill Cemetery in Grundy Center.

Irene was born on April 2, 1920 in Wellsburg, Iowa, the daughter of Jennie Schafer. She was educated and worked on several farms in Grundy County. On March 18, 1943, Irene was united in marriage to Harm R. Hook in Wellsburg. The couple farmed together and later made their home in Grundy Center in 1968. Irene cleaned homes for many years and worked for Frederick Furniture Store for 17 years, retiring in 1985.

She was a member of the Bethany Presbyterian Church, where she helped with Bible School, taught Catechism and was a Deacon for 6 years. She enjoyed visiting and spending time with her friends. Irene's hospitality was one of her best attributes and was always willing to share what she had with others. Irene was a very giving and selfless person and will be dearly missed by her family and many special friends she made throughout her life.

Irene is survived by her niece Beverly McArthur; nephews Charles Jr., Donald and Paul McArthur; her cousins Marie Rhoads of Grundy Center and Esther Ubben of Aplington; special friends Beth Vanderwerf-Jurenovich and Paul Vanderwerf and many other special friends. She was preceded in death by her mother; husband Harm in 1971.

--Abels Funeral Homes (www.abelsfuneralhomes.com)


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