Irene Winterrowd, age 92 of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 1:03 A.M. on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the Brethren Retirement Center Greenville, Ohio. Irene was born February 2, 1919 in Gettysburg, Ohio and the daughter of the late Cara & Mollie (Gilbert) Brewer.
Irene was a Nutrition Aid with the Darke County Extension Office and in 1983 was honored by the Ohio Extension Office as “Woman of the Year” for her service. She was also a Certificate Recipient from The Ohio House of Representatives, presented by Honorable Mr. Jim Buchy.
Irene was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville and a former Sunday School Teacher at the church. She was instrumental in starting the Shelter for Battered Women in Darke County, a long-term member of the Farm Bureau Board, Republican Women’s Club, League of Women Voters, and a leader of Merrie Wanna Kitchen Band having played for numerous community organizations in and around Darke County. Irene was honored for her Humanitarian Work by the Greenville Sertoma Club and the Greenville V.F.W.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Donald Winterrowd in 1990; son Billy Winterrowd at birth in 1943; daughter in law Cindy (Spencer) Winterrowd in 2010; brothers Emmert Brewer, Homer Brewer, Merlin Brewer, Ralph Brewer, Galen Brewer and Clarence Brewer; sisters Ruth Miller, Laura Root, Mildred Bosserman and Bess Null.
Irene is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jean & Lamar Noble of Xenia, Ohio; son and daughter-in-law, Ted & Irene Winterrowd of Ft. Myers, Fl.; grandchildren, Carmen (Winterrowd) Beasley, Troy Winterrowd, Shelley (Noble) Clifford and Eric Noble; ten great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Thursday, September 1, 2011 at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Joe Payne officiating. Burial will follow in the Teegarden Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 9:00 to 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
It is the wishes of the family that Memorial Contributions be given to the Darke County Shelter from Violence Inc.
Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com