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Irene Cripe: 1948-2018

Irene Cripe
Irene Cripe

STREATOR — Irene Cripe, 70, of Streator, passed away Saturday, March 24, at Heritage Health Therapy and Senior Care, Streator.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14, at Solon-Telford Funeral Home.

Born March 4, 1948, in Streator, she was the daughter, of Dale Stillwell and Erika Wetsell. She married Richard L. Cripe Sr. He preceded her in death.
She is survived by a daughter, Jennifer (Jim) Pottala, of Allen, Texas; a son, Richard L. Cripe Jr., of Streator; grandchildren, Jimmy, Brayden and Brody Pottala; her father, Dale Stillwell of Mesa, Ariz.; stepfather, Robert Keen, of Streator; half sister, Lori (Bob) Hines, of Mesa; half brother, Alan Stillwell, of Scottsdale, Ariz.; stepsister, Leann Liptak, of Streator; stepbrother, Robert (Tina) Keen, of Streator; aunt, Shirley Bednar, of Streator; and several nieces and nephew also survive.
She was preceded in death by her mother and stepmother, Phyllis Stillwell.
Born and raised in Streator, she attended Streator grade schools and Streator High School. She graduated from Woodland High School.
She worked through the years for Union National Bank and for Streator Area United Way. She later worked for the City of Streator for over 20 years as the front desk receptionist. Anyone entering Streator City Hall was greeted by Irene’s friendly face.
Irene loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. A creative crafter, she enjoyed projects of all kinds including card making and scrapbooking.
Irene valued friendships and stayed in close touch with her many friends throughout the years. She was greatly loved and will be dearly missed.

Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St., Streator, IL 61364
815-672-2320 solontelford.com
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