The Ottumwa Courier

November 10, 2012

Irene Burdett, 85, Ottumwa


OTTUMWA — Irene Mary Burdett, 85, of Ottumwa, died Nov. 8, 2012, at the Bloomfield Care Center in Bloomfield. 

She was born July 11, 1927, in Ottumwa to Richard Donald and Minnie Ruth Waller Donaldson. She married David Dwayne “Dude” Burdett Nov. 6, 1947 in Ottumwa. He preceded her in death March 9, 1995.

Irene owned and operated Dave’s Upholstery Shop in Ottumwa for several years.

She is survived by three sisters, Nellie “Bonnie” Shepherd of Bloomfield, Maxine “Pat” Helmick of Drakesville and Jackie Carlberg of Blakesburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a brother, Keith Eugene Donaldson; and two sisters, Helen Blew and Margaret Dommer.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Wagler Funeral Home in Bloomfield; with Pastor Harold Baker officiating. Burial will be at the Drakesville Cemetery in Drakesville.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home with the family present from 2-4 p.m. to greet friends. 

A memorial has been established to the Drakesville Cemetery Avenue of Flags. 

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