IRENE B. HOLLOWAY, 87 ROCHELLE - Irene Bernadine Holloway, 87, passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, Ill. Bernadine was born Sept. 4, 1925, in Rochelle, the daughter of John and Margaret (O'Connell) Mihm. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Rochelle. Bernadine married Cloyed "Boke" Holloway on Feb. 26, 1949, in Rochelle. She worked as a bookkeeper for her husband's business, Holloway's Standard Service Station. She was a lifetime member and past president of Veterans of Foreign Wars Woman's Auxiliary Post 3878. Bernadine was predeceased by her husband; and four sisters, Mildred Carney, Margaret O'Rorke, Helen Messenger and Ethel Burshied. Bernadine is survived by daughter, Nancy (Kim) Sheets of Rochelle; three grandchildren, Russell Sheets of Davenport, Iowa, Steven (Lattha) Sheets of Livermore, Calif., and Amy Sheets of Osceola, Wis. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Rochelle. Burial in St. Patrick Cemetery, Rochelle. The visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Memorials to Serenity Hospice and Home. Unger-Horner Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2013