Irene Elaine Dark
Memorial visitation for Irene Elaine (Kibbee) Dark, 79, Lawrence will be held 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. She passed away January 25, 2014 at the Arbor, Brandon Woods Health Center.
She was born on July 25, 1935 in Effingham, Kansas to Roy Charles Kibbee and Musie Irene (Christie) Kibbee.
She graduated from Lecompton High School. Irene worked for KP&L – Westar Energy for 40 years in the Lawrence area until her retirement in 1992. She was Past Noble Grand of Lecompton Rebecca Lodge, Past president of the Lawrence Chapter of Alturas International, Past member of Lawrence and Alvamar County Clubs, and a member of the Lecompton United Methodist Church and the Lecompton Historical Society.
She loved to travel, fish and play golf.
She married Robert Elton Dark on June 13, 1954 in Lecompton, KS. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include three sisters, Thelma Bellinger and Dale, Lawrence, KS, Mary Francis Soetart and Bob, Tonganoxie, Dorothy Hetzel and John, LeRoy, KS; sister-in-law, Carol Kibbee, Lecompton; several nieces and nephews and a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Kenneth and Melvin Kibbee and a sister, Lois Hamrick.
Memorial contributions may be made in her name to Douglas County VNA or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children in Topeka and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.