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Irene M. Modrell

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

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May 11, 1908-Feb. 18, 2007

Irene M. Modrell, 98, formerly of Palisade, died Sunday, (Feb. 18, 2007) at Hillcrest Nursing Home.

She was born May 11, 1908, in Hayes County on the farm to Birl S. and Stella M. (Cunningham) Dunham.  She grew up in Hayes County and graduated in 1926, from Palisade High School.

On Nov. 8, 1928, she married Bernard Modrell at her home north of Palisade. They farmed and ranched north of Palisade until they retired to Palisade in 1971. She was a member of Palisade United Methodist Church, WSCS, Order of Eastern Star and the Jolly Jane's Club.  She was the church organist for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband in 1985; four siblings, Mabel, Ethel, Elmer, and Ada; and one great-grandson, Danny Joe Jussel.

Survivors include her son, James and wife, Eloise Modrell of Algona, Iowa; and a daughter, Bernadene "Bunnie" and husband, Leroy Jussel of Wauneta; a sister-in-law, Florence Modrell of McCook; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, 11 a.m., at Carpenter Breland Chapel with the Rev. Judy Dye officiating. Burial will be in the Palisade Cemetery.

Visitation is today until 8 p.m. Friends and family may leave condolences on-line at www.carpenterbreland.com.

In lieu of flowers memorials may given to the Palisade Ambulance and Volunteer Fire Department.

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.