Birky, Irene


Died: November 21, 2012

Irene E. Birky, 88, of Delavan, passed away at 5:28 am Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at Hopedale Nursing Home.

She was born January 26, 1924 in Danvers to William E. and Elsie A. Burmaster Miller. She married Marvin C. Birky October 5, 1947 in Danvers and he passed away May 24, 2010.

Surviving are two daughters, Marene Hull of Bloomington and Connie Zomboracz of Coal City, IL; one son, Randy (Ellen) Birky of Bloomington; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one brother.

Irene worked at State Farm in Bloomington for several years then became a homemaker and raised her family.

She was a member of Delavan Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday school.

She enjoyed gardening and helping her husband farm.

Her funeral will be at 10:00 am Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Delavan Presbyterian Church in Delavan. Pastor Paul Kucera will officiate. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the church. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery in Danvers. Davis Mortuary in Delavan is handling the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Delavan Presbyterian Church, Hopedale Nursing Home, Hopedale Commons West, or the Birky family 19425 N. 1000 East Road Bloomington, IL 61705.

Davis Mortuary

121 W 3rd St
Delavan, IL
Phone: (309) 244-8242