Irene Alexander

Graveside services for Irene Louise Alexander, 83, Lawrence will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, August  20,2010 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Shawnee County.  Mrs. Alexander died Monday, August 16, 2010 at Brandon Woods at Alvamar.

Irene was born September 23, 1926 at Richland, KS, the daughter of Charlie and Edith Reed Ohse. She had been a Lawrence resident since 1954 moving from Richland, KS.

She was a drapery designer for Bud Jennings Carpet and Draperies for 16 years, retiring in 1982.

She was a former member of Richland E.U.B. Church in Richland.

Irene married Edward E. Alexander on August 13, 1958 at Clayton, New Mexico. He survives of the home.

Other survivors include: a daughter, Louise Mason, Hawaii; a step daughter, Jeanne Sebree, Salina, KS; three stepsons, Edward, Jr, Fredricksburg, VA, Charles, National City, CA and Jay, Lawrence, KS; three brothers, Donald Ohse, Midwest City, OK, Charles Ohse, Jr and Henry Ohse, both of Carbondale, KS; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by two sisters, Jennie Mae Wolf, and Mildred Antill.

The family will greet friends from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, August 19, 2010 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.  Memorials in her name may be made to the American Legion Baseball program and sent in care of the mortuary.

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  1. Jane Bateman on August 28, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Ed and Louise,
    I am sorry to hear that Irene passed away. She worked for me making draperies for five years – 1977-1982 when Bud sold the window treatment part of the business to me- and we were just talking about her last week. She always said to make the biggest pair of draperies first and that is still what we do. Sylvia, who she worked with for many years in the workroom, turns 90 this year and is living with her daughter in Oregon. I have fond memories of Irene and I am sure the memories we all have of her will keep her alive. It is always hard to say goodbye and my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. All my best, Jane Bateman

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