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Irene Marie Bohn was born June 9, 1928 to Homer and Marie Todd near Diagonal, Iowa. In 1938 the family moved to Mount Ayr, Iowa where she finished her education. She taught in rural schools in Ringgold county. 

On June 15, 1950 she was united in marriage to Wayne C. Bohn at Diagonal. She made her home in rural Diagonal and Kellerton until moving to Fort Madison, Iowa in 1956. She did temporary employment throughout her residency there. In July 1992 she moved with her husband to Mount Ayr where they maintained a home. 

Irene was a member of the Mount Ayr Methodist Church. 

Irene entered the Mount Ayr Health Care Center in August of 2006. She passed away on May 26, 2013.

She is survived by her husband Wayne of Mount Ayr, Iowa; sister Janice Richman of Mercer, Missouri; nieces and nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; a sister in infancy; her parents-in-law John and Elma Bohn; brother-in-law Bill Bohn and his wife Viola; and sister-in-law Clella Gunsolley and husband Gene.

A memorial fund has been established to the United Church of Diagonal.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 30 at the Watson-Armstrong Funeral Home in Mount Ayr with Pastor Ed Shields officiating. Musicians were Nancy Sackett and Sherry Wiley.

Casket bearers were Frank Gunsolley, David Richman, Jim Goins, Chuck Willis, Eldon Starmer, Steven Richman, Matt Starmer             and Todd Richman.

Honorary pallbearers were Bill Bohn Jr., Roland Buck and Byron Gunsolley.

Burial was in the Diagonal Cemetery at Diagonal, Iowa.


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