Irene H. Jolly, age 100, of Celina, passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Celina Manor.
She was born March 27, 1920, in Auglaize County, to Melburn & Etta (Warman) Overley.
Irene and Leonard N. Jolly Jr. were united in marriage in May of 1940.
Surviving are two daughters: Ruthalene Bricker and Neva (Tom) Ransbottom, both of Rockford, eight grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, and eight great-great grandchildren.
A son-in-law, Robert Bergman of Summerfield, FL, sister-in-law, Velma Lynch of Celina, and a brother-in-law, Richard Resh of Richmond, IN, also survive.
Irene was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard on October 23, 1976, a daughter, Wilma Bergman, and three sisters and a brother.
A homemaker, Irene retired after many years of service at the Celina East Elementary School Cafeteria, where she began working in 1951.
She had been a member of the Hopewell Grange and the former Pleasant View Church of God.
Irene enjoyed sewing clothing for herself and her daughters, and making the girls' annual matching Easter outfits. She liked vegetable gardening, and was a good cook.
Private Graveside Services are being held for the family at Swamp College Cemetery, near Celina. Pastor Chip Steffy will officiate.
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