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Irene Leona Rees

Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Irene Leona Rees

Irene Leona Rees, 86, died Saturday (Sept. 22, 2001) at Community Hospital of McCook.

She was born Dec. 7, 1914, at McCook to Lewis and Annabell (Minch) Thayer. She grew up in McCook, graduating from McCook High School. She received her beautician's license in 1935, and owned and operated Irene's Beauty Shop until retiring in 1991.

On Jan. 9, 1967, she married Freck Thomas Edmisten. He preceded her in death on Oct. 3, 1988.

She married Chuck Rees. He preceded her in death on Sept. 30, 1999.

She was a 74 year member of the First Baptist Church in McCook, a member and past president of the Business and Professional Women's Club, and a member of the Eureka Chapter 86 Order of Eastern Star of McCook.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands, Freck Edmisten and Chuck Rees; seven brothers, and three sisters.

Survivors include nieces and nephews.

Services will be Tuesday, 2 p.m., at the Herrmann Memorial Chapel in McCook with the Rev. Richard Karr officiating. Interment will be at the Riverview Cemetery in McCook. Memorials may be given in her name, and friends may call at Herrmann Funeral Home of McCook.

Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.