Irene J. (Hartman) Lovett (1926 - 2013)


Irene J. Lovett, 87, Herrick
Irene J. Lovett, 87, of Herrick, died at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, July 12, at Shelby Manor Nursing Home in Shelbyville.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Myers Cemetery in Herrick Township, Shelby County, with the Rev. Kevin Bonifacius officiating. Kennedy and Sons Wallace-Carroll Funeral Home in Pana and Herrick was in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be shared at
Mrs. Lovett was born on Sunday, March 7, 1926, in Harristown, the daughter of Walter and Pearl Holt Hartman. She married Jesse E. Pope on June 15, 1956; he died on Aug. 30, 1963. She married Benton Lovett on June 19, 1965; he died on Nov. 30, 1989,
Survivors include sons, Gary Pope of Herrick, Larry M. Pope of Edgewood, and Melvin E. Pope and his wife Sandy of Beecher City; and stepdaughter, Sherry Jo and her husband Melvin Hill of Ramsey.

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Published in The Leader-Union from July 15 to July 24, 2013