HEYWORTH - Irene M. Wey, 81, of rural Heyworth passed away at 7:18 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at her home, with her family at her side.
She was born July 14, 1932, in Cruger, Ill., the daughter of the late John J. and Nora Byrd Schieber.
She was the beloved wife of 60 years of Donald E. Wey of Heyworth, whom she married Feb. 14, 1954; loving mother of Jeffrey E. Wey of Plainfield, Ill., and Jeanette I. (Jeffrey) Wissmiller of Heyworth, Ill.; dear sister of Lorraine (Brice) Hallam of Macon, Ill., Robert (the late Joann) Schieber of Eureka, Ill., and the late John F. (Jane) Schieber of Eureka, Ill.; and fond aunt of eight nieces and nephews.
Irene graduated from the Mennonite School of Nursing, Class of 1953, as a registered nurse. She worked at Mennonite Hospital and BroMenn Hospital, retiring after a long career, but continued to share her knowledge of nursing for many years to follow.
In her spare time she enjoyed quilting, having pieced together a number of quilts. She also enjoyed stamp collecting, coin collecting, camping, and in later years, helping her daughter at her dance studio.
She was an active member of the Heyworth Christian Church, Hands All Round Quilt Guild of Central Illinois, Hey Quilters and Sack n Sew.
For those who would like to leave a lasting tribute to Irene's life, memorials to the Heyworth Christian Church or ISU Mennonite College of Nursing would be appreciated.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Heyworth Christian Church, 308 N. Vine St., Heyworth, IL 61745. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the Heyworth Christian Church. The Rev. Vernon Oakley and the Rev. Jerry Dusenberry will officiate. Interment to follow at the Randolph Township Cemetery in Heyworth, Ill.
Arrangements were entrusted to Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home in Heyworth.