Irene Elizabeth McClure

September 2, 2017

Irene Elizabeth McClure 89 of Frankfort, Indiana died on September 2, 2017 at 2:30 A.M. at Wesley Manor Retirement Community.  She was born September 29, 1927 in Martinsville, Indiana to Abraham Crook and Mary (Smith) Crook.   She married Mack Junior McClure in August 1944 and he preceded her in death on December 31, 2007.

She was a homemaker and previously worked at the Standard Grocery in Frankfort, Indiana and National Foods in Lafayette.  She lived in Wisconsin for over 40 years.  Upon retirement, Irene and Mack owned and operated the Ideal Café & Kozy Korner in Iron River, Wisconsin.  She was an active member of the Grace Baptist Church in Iron River, Wisconsin.  She was in several bowling leagues for over 25 years, played for many years in a golf league in Botten’s Green Acres in Wisconsin, longtime board member and volunteer at “The Fig Leaf” thrift shop in Iron River and was on the board for the Food Shelf and the TOPS Club in Iron River.

Visitation and Services

A visitation will be held from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at the Amanda Reid Chapel at Wesley Manor. Burial in Green Lawn Memorial Park will be held at a later date.

Survived by:

Sons: James (Nancy) McClure of Kokomo, IN, Jeff McClure of Little Canada, MN, Daughters: Sandra Parker of Lafayette, IN, Denise (Drew) Minor of Ashland, WI, Donna Cockrell of Spartanburg, SC, Becky (Dan) Barker of Greensburg, IN, Brother: James Crook of Muncie. 20 Grandchildren, 33 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great grandchildren survive.

Preceded by:

In addition to her parents and spouse she was preceded in death by her 2 sisters Helen Chandler and Wilma Galbraith and a son in law, Kenny Parker.


Leave your Condolences

9 Condolences for “Irene Elizabeth McClure”

  1. Ann Prell September 3, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss . Prayers are with your family at this time.

  2. Peggy Klobucher September 3, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss.. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.. Irene was a beautiful lady and each of you have precious memories of your life together.
    Lots of hugs and prayers.
    Peggy Klobucher

  3. Cher Hood September 3, 2017 at 12:37 pm

    She was an outstanding woman she will be greatly missed!!!!

  4. George and Tink Jatzo September 3, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    To Irene’s Family,
    What a special lady…she and Mack were a part of our lives for so many years in so many ways. We have missed her greatly since she moved back to Indiana. The hours she played games with my Mom would be amazing if totaled. What a great help Irene was to my Mom in helping drive her to Superior all the years my Dad was in a nursing home. She made doll clothes for both our daughters’ dolls…which they loved! Irene was so kind to check on George’s Mom at Columbia Manor too. George and Mack sing together in the church choir for cantatas and other special events. Irene was very generous, kind and thoughtful. She had a gentle spirit and would do anything to help any body. She will be greatly missed by so many. We have great memories of your Mom. Sending love and prayers to all,
    George and Tink Jatzo

  5. Lori Copp September 3, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Hugs sent to all. Irene was a wonderful lady and will be missed by many. I have lots of memories of Mack and Irene and Jeff, Denise and Donna from growing up in Iron River. I even worked for Mack and Irene when they owned the Ideal. Prayers sent your way at this time, sincerely, Lori {Granlund} Copp.

  6. Nichol Cabe September 3, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Your mother was a wonderful woman. So glad I knew her. She always asked about the girls over the years which was so nice of her. I will always remember when we took Savannah sledding at their home so many years ago. Sending you all prayers and love during this sad time. May she rest in peace. Love the Cabe Family

  7. Terri Mitchell September 4, 2017 at 2:40 am

    My condolences to you all. Irene was a beautiful spirit. I have many memories to cherish of her. May you find peace and comfort in all your memories you made with her.

  8. Ashley Faulkner September 4, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a favorite resident of mine when I worked at Wesley Manor… she was a wonderful lady.

  9. Tammy Sipsas September 6, 2017 at 9:45 am

    Sorry for your loss- I remember her and Mack well – they were my 1st bosses at Kozy Korner.

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