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Holly Howell posted a condolence
Friday, December 22, 2017Marilyn lived with my grandmother Edith during the week while she taught in Bennett, then would travel to her home in West Liberty on the weekends and holidays. After growing up in Bennett I moved to West Liberty and became reacquainted with Marilyn. For several years we would take Marilyn to mom and dads house in Bennett on Christmas Eve to enjoy the holiday and to visit with my grandmother and parents. God bless her and may she rest in peace.
Pam Bohnsack-Hartwig posted a condolence
Tuesday, December 19, 2017I had Miss Irey for first grade in Bennett. I've heard from several classmates, we all remember her! May she rest in peace.
Terry and Teresa Ruess lit a candle
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Carolyn Rabe Hock posted a condolence
Saturday, December 16, 2017I have many fond memories of growing up with my cousin Marilyn. My parents and I lived in Manchester Iowa, but I loved those many car trips to West Liberty to visit my grandparents, theWhitacres and the Rabes, as well as my mother’s sister the Ireys. I especially enjoyed sleep-overs at Marilyn’s when Aunt Marg made us her specialty, Coke Floats, before bed! Of course, Marilyn and I always paid a visit to uncle Wayne’s shop, Irey’s Confectionary! On the Whitacre side of the family she and I were the only kids so we did the dishes together often! I am saddened by the loss of my only relative on my mother’s side, my cousin, Marilyn, and I really wish I could be there for her service. But I am thankful that I was able to see her last summer......we had a good time together, certainly not knowing it would be our last.
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Friday, December 15, 2017
Susan Kruse posted a condolence
Thursday, December 14, 2017I am unsure if Marilyn Irey was the Miss Irey who was my second grade teacher at Welton Elementary in the Central School System in 1964-65, but I send you my deepest sympathy in your loss. Miss Irey has always held a special place in my heart as one of my favorite teachers. What a sweet, kind person she was, making learning so much fun and her classroom such a warm, welcoming place! My Miss Irey would encourage us to develop our interests. Once, when I brought my xylophone for sharing, she asked me to play a little tune several times throughout the day when we were transitioning between activities, and I loved her for that. As a second grader, I really wanted to have glasses like my teachers. When I came to school one day wearing white plastic sunglasses frames without the lenses, Miss Irey let me wear my pretend glasses in class. How special that made me feel! Learning to read with Dick and Jane and listening to the books she would read aloud to our class gave me a lifelong love of reading. Miss Irey had a big influence on my decision to become a teacher which has been my profession for the past 38 years. Miss Irey may not have ever realized the huge impact she had on her students' lives, but we are all so grateful for having her as our teacher and shaping us into the people we are today. We love you, Miss Irey!