Irene E. Carver

Peoria – Irene E. Carver, 94, of Peoria, Illinois, formerly of Dunlap, Illinois, died at 7 p.m. on Thursday, September 2, 2010, at her residence.
Irene was born on April 2, 1916, in North Hampton, Illinois, the daughter of William and Adah Hall Burns.  She married Ralph R. Carver on October 10, 1935, in Hennepin, Illinois.  He died December 27, 1989.
Surviving are two daughters, Donna (Bill) Kirby, of Peoria, Illinois, and Phyllis (Jay) Smith-Fryrear, of Morris, Illinois; nine grandchildren, Jeffrey (Martha) Lowery, Scott (Connie) Lowery, Steve (Lovie) Lowery, Roger (Sharon) Lowery, Rodney (Jackie) Lowery, John Lowery, Janice (Ron) Carter, Craig Smith, and Brad (Kelli) Smith; 12 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruby Osborne of Chillicothe, Illinois, one sister–in-law, Irene Calmer of California; and many nieces and nephews.  
Her parents, one sister and four brothers preceded her in death.
Irene was a long-time member of Royal Neighbors Club.  She enjoyed gardening and cooking, in which her specialty was her noodles.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7, 2010, at Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home, Princeville.  Rev. Ardith Corsaw officiated.  Visitation was one hour prior to funeral services.  Burial was in Prospect Cemetery, Dunlap.
Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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