Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

July 14, 2013

Irene Lovett


Effingham Daily News

---- — 87-year-old Irene J Lovett of Herrick died Friday, July 12, 2013, at 8:45 a.m. at Shelby Manor Nursing Home, Shelbyville.

Funeral services were Sunday, with burial in Myers Cemetery, Herrick Township Shelby County. Kennedy & Sons’ Wallace-Carroll Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.kennedypana.com.

Irene J. Lovett was born Sunday, March 7, 1926, in Harristown, Ill., the daughter of Walter and Pearl (maiden name Holt) Hartman. She married Jesse E. Pope on June 15, 1956. He died Aug. 30, 1963. Irene married Benton Lovett on June 19, 1965. He preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 1989. She was a homemaker.

Irene is survived by sons, Gary L. Pope of Herrick, Larry M. Pope of Edgewood, son, Melvin E. Pope and wife Sandy of Beecher City; stepdaughter, Sherry Jo Hill and husband Melvin of Ramsey; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands Jesse E. Pope and Benton M. Lovett and granddaughter Kelly Pope.

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