Irene Helen Everman Mounce
April 17, 2013
Irene Helen Everman Mounce, 91, formerly of Lisbon, died Monday, April 8, 2013, in her Mount Vernon home.
The family greeted friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11, with a service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 12, at Morgan Funeral and Cremation Choices, Mount Vernon.
Surviving Irene are her four children, Doug (Peg) of Corydon, Cheryl (Darrel) Obadal of Mountain Home, Ark., Sondra Mounce of Mount Vernon, and Kelly Mounce of Cedar Rapids. Also surviving are a sister, Pauline Everman of Postville; two brothers, Clarence (Ramona) Monona and Harold Everman; five grandchildren, Magille (Pat) Gevock, Brandon (Melissa) Kurtz, Kasey (Dale) Merrill, Keri Mounce (Mike Wallace) and Amy (Clint) Smith; nine great-grandchildren, J. J., Teghan, Tava, M'Lynn, Jessica, Kane, Kale, Remy and Treynor; and her "grandsons," Sam Kringlen, Ben Binder, Aidan and Brody Nosek, and Alex, Adam and Austin Deeb.
Preceding Irene in death were her parents; husband; three sisters, Florence, Marie and Gretchen; and a brother Clifford.
Irene was born April 3, 1922, in Postville, the daughter of William and Emma Wagner Everman. She graduated from Postville High School. Irene married Hubert Mounce on Feb. 21, 1946, in Cedar Rapids. He died June 30, 1984. The family moved from Cedar Rapids to Lisbon in 1957. Irene was devoted to volunteering at the Veterans Hospital in Iowa City, Hallmark Care and Rehabilitation in Mount Vernon and Southeast Linn Community Center meals on wheels of Lisbon. Irene was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Mount Vernon, where she was the oldest member and was active in Priscilla Guild.
Irene enjoyed her friends, especially lunch dates and bus trips. Most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and attending their events.
Memorials in Irene's honor may be made to: Eastern Iowa Honor Flight, P.O. Box 10704, Cedar Rapids, IA 52410; Wounded Warrior Project, 230 W. Monroe, Ste. 200, Chicago, IL 60606; and St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 600 Fifth Avenue S.W., Mount Vernon, IA 52314.