Irene Emerson

Service

Date: Fri, June 24, 2016
Start time: 10:30 am
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines
Arrangements By:
Merle Hay Funeral Home

Visitation

Date: Thu, June 23, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location:
Merle Hay Funeral Home
Address:
4400 Merle Hay Rd, Des Moines

Irene Emerson

April 24, 1924 - June 20, 2016

Irene E. Robbins Main Bass Emerson

Irene was born April 24, 1924 to Pearl and Edith Robbins.  She passed away on June 20, 2016 in West Des Moines.

Irene enjoyed her family and friends.  She found joy in sending and receiving greeting cards, and loved country western music and the Hawkeye Jamboree.  Irene participated in the Polk City Legion, Polk City Birthday Club, and the Lake Country Senior Citizens Club.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; sons: Jack “J.D.”, Bill, Perry, Archie, and Gary Main; first husband, Jack Main; second husband, Gene Bass; third husband, Fred Emerson; sisters: Juanita McCombs and Leora Wright; brother, Charley Robbins; and half brother, Dewight Riseley.

Irene is remembered by her daughter, Lavenia (Ed) Carr; son, Ron (Ann) Main; 12 grandchildren: Kim Main, Rick Main, Vickie Wright, J.R. Carr, Rhonda Carr, William Main, Shawn Main, Shannon Main, Shawndra Henderson, Heath Main, Keith Main, and Eric Main; numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; and sister, Maxine McCombs.

Her funeral will begin at 10:30 a.m., Friday, at Merle Hay Funeral Home.  Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home.

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