Irene M. Newlon, 97 of Palmer, died on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the First Church of Christ in Palmer, Nebraska. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Palmer. Pastor Jerry Quandt will be officiating. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to services at the church. Memorials will be designated at a later date.
Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in Palmer is in charge of arrangements.
Irene M. Newlon, daughter of Floyd and Theda (McCann) Newlon, was born October 10, 1922 on the family farm southwest of Palmer. She entered into rest on July 31, 2020 at Brookefield Park in St. Paul at the age of 97 years.
Irene attended rural school at District 41 to the 8th grade and then she attended Palmer High School, which she rode to school for a couple of years on horseback. She graduated in 1940. Irene then attended Nebraska Central College for 1 year.
She began teaching at District 43 in the fall of 1941. Her school classes enjoyed feeding the lambs and watching sheep shearing on the farm.
In 1963 she retired from teaching after 22 years to care for her mother.
Irene and Vivian surprised us one Easter by playing the piano and organ together for church. They also played piano duets on special occasions. She especially like to plan school and church programs. Several generations appreciated her teachings in school and church.
She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Palmer and the Willing Workers.
Survivors include her three cousins and their spouses, Gordon and Joan Smith of Wichita, KS, Richard and Ardith Hartford of Omaha and Marta Chilton of Dixon, NM.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Vivian Newlon.
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