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Irene E. Balsley, 96, a long-time resident of Fort Walton Beach, Fla., (1957-2012), a member of the Eastern Star, Fort Walton Beach, and former Mayor of Cinco Bayou, Fla., (1979-1981), passed away April 18, 2012.
She was preceded in death by her husband, G.A. Balsley; and a daughter, Janice Lee Hackney. Surviving are her sons, Keith (Consuelo) Balsley of Fort Walton Beach, and Merrill (Shirley) Balsley of Indiana; and seven grandchildren residing in various areas.
Irene will be missed by all who ever knew her and loved her.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, April 25, at 1 p.m. at McLaughlin Mortuary, 17 Chestnut Ave. S.E., Fort Walton Beach.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted on line at www.mclaughlinmortuary.com
Published Online in Northwest Florida Daily News from Apr. 21 to Apr. 22, 2012