METROPOLIS — Irene Moorman, 91, passed away at 11:45 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2019, at her daughter's residence.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 17, in Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home, with Dr. Joe Buchanan officiating. Burial will follow in Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Irene gave her life to Christ at an early age and she was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Metropolis. She worked at Bonifield Bros Trucking, the Quadri County Health Dept.; and along with her husband, owned Moorman's Clothing Store in Metropolis. She was a school teacher having taught kindergarten in the Massac County School system for many years.
She was a graduate of Metropolis Community High School and earned a bachelor's and master's degrees from Southern Illinois University. Irene was the first person to accomplish a solo flight at the Metropolis Airport.
She enjoyed playing golf and continued to play into her 90th year.
She was devoted to her family and played an active role in their lives until the time of her passing.
Irene is survived by her son, Mike Moorman (Suzanne); daughter, Jane Ann Gentry (Bobby); grandchildren, Michael Gentry (Jessica), Molly Stratemeyer (Josh), Mallory McVey (Nash), Andrew Moorman (Ashley), and Seth Moorman; great-grandchildren, Cooper, Chase, and Chaney Stratemeyer, Sawyer Gentry, Brooks McVey, and Henry and Jarrett Moorman; sister, Aggie Hopkins; and several nieces and nephews.
Irene was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Fannie Holt; husband, John H. Moorman; siblings, Clarence Holt Jr., William Holt, Pearl Farley, Corine Cummins, and Wave Livesay.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Teen Challenge MidAmerica, P.O. Box 1089, Cape Girardeau, MO 63702.
Online condolences may be left at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com.