You are a kind and loving Aunt. We always enjoyed seeing you at the pitch-in dinner. We always enjoyed seeing you and talking with you.
You will be missed,
Jack and Lois Helton
We've lost a very special person.A great person and good friend.
Aunt Irene, you continued to the last hours of your life to be more focused on the needs of others than on your own. What a model of human kindness you are! All of your big family had only love, gratitude, and thankfulness for you. We will always miss you, but will have lots of stories to share. Marsha Cornett DeWitt (Edgewood, KY)
Aunt Irene, your love for all of us was always so apparent, and your strength and independence was amazing. You were the last of all those brothers and sisters, and I could still see my granny when I looked in your eyes. And you gave me one of my favorite gifts of all time, that big animal book with the great section on dinosaurs. I wore that thing out reading it so often. We will always miss you. Love from your nephew Patrick (Phyllis Ingram Obregon's son / Bonnie Helton Kelly's grandson).
Irene loved to talk about life growing up in the mountains and I loved to listen. Thanks Irene.