Irma Wassall
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Wassall, Irma, celebrated Wichita poet, guitarist, dancer and performer, died Jan. 26, 2012. Residing in Wichita since 1927, Irma was an integral part of the arts community. She was married to English painter Fred Wassall in 1930 until his death in 1970. Irma was a friend, mentor and an inspiration for many artists, writers and musicians. She was a loyal and gracious friend to those fortunate enough to know her. Her talent, beauty and wisdom were gifts she freely shared and ones that greatly benefitted the City of Wichita and those who knew her. Survived by nephew, John Ferris of Tulsa, Okla. A celebration of Irma's life will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012 in The Garden Room at Piccadilly. Memorial established with Kansas Authors Club in c/o 400 S. Pershing, Wichita, KS 67218.

Published in Wichita Eagle on Jan. 31, 2012.
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May 24, 2012
Irma was a friend to everyone. Her kindness and child like innocence made her truly unique! She is now a jewel in heaven...

Rick Goodwin Paola, Kansas
February 3, 2012
You are a Legend here and wanted there in Heaven :) You will brighten the days and warm the nights...even though you have left this world for the next life in Heaven:) Beautiful Irma, rest now!
Kelly Cavender
January 31, 2012
I was blessed to have Irma as my godmother,I still have the poem she wrote for me in celebration of my birth,I have so many fond memories of going to the house in Riverside and seeing her, Rama, and sneaking up into Fred's studio, she was such a talented lady,Wichita has lost a star, Rest in peace Irma
Kim Nixon
January 31, 2012
My Grandmother( Rosita Wolsman) was friends with Irma and I always remember her smiles and encouragement. She was a great lady and always seemed as if nothing could bother her..The world is at a loss without her smiles..
Cassandra Langhofer
January 31, 2012
My family was so fortunate to have Irma as our "Godmother" to my little sister. She was to all of us. She inspired my Mother to sing, We would always love to visit her and Fred at their home in Riverside, with all the gorgeous Afghan Hounds they had. The Christmas cards Fred created where shared with us and we always looked forward to every year. She was always gracious, kind and a class act and loved being in society's eye in Wichita. Her poetry and the first supporting Classical Music was a gift she gave to all. How I will miss her. Bless you Irma.
Jann Childers
January 31, 2012
Ms. Wassall was a very good friend to my Mother Bernice, and she would come over and visit us on holidays and we were visit her home. She was always so upbeat and smiling with her loyal friend beside her..he was a gorgeous dog.. She was a beautiful spirit.. her smile will be missed.. Look to the heavens for your comfort.
Karla Hutcherson
January 31, 2012
I would like to express my sympathy to the family of Irma. I met Irma over 30 years ago when she worked at the First Place. She was a very special lady. She was always ready to please and help if she could.
Vicki Shepard
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