HEYWORTH — Irene M. Wey, 81, of Rural Heyworth, Ill., passed away at 7:18 p.m. Monday, December 9 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. Beloved wife of 60 years of Donald E. Wey, of Heyworth, whom she married on February 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., 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 - 8 p.m. on Friday, December 13, and from 10 - 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, at the Heyworth Christian Church, 308 N. Vine St., Heyworth, IL 61745. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 14, at the Heyworth Christian Church. Rev. Vernon Oakley and Rev. Jerry Dusenberry will officiate. Interment will follow at the Randolph Township Cemetery, Heyworth, Ill. Arrangements were entrusted to Calvert-Belangee-Bruce Funeral Home, Heyworth.