Name:   E. Irene (McRoy) Glenn Welker

From:  The Belleville News Democrat, Belleville, Illinois
Date:  February 14, 2009  

E. Irene Welker, 85, of Fairview Heights, Ill., born May 31, 1923, in Bloomfield, Mo., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009 at Mar-Ka Nursing Home, Mascoutah, Ill.

Mrs. Welker was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Welker; her parents, Everett and Mamie, nee Sturgeon, McRoy; a son, Gene Glenn; a grandson, Eddie Starkey; two brothers, Carl and Everett McRoy; and a sister, Evelyn Johnson.

Surviving are her daughters, Janet McGuire of Fairview Heights, Ill., and Joan Greenwood of Anchorage, Alaska; five grandchildren, Marcie (Jim) Mudd, Shannon McGuire, Richard McGuire, Jim Haggard, and Travis Haggard; six great-grandchildren, Justin Logan, David Mudd, Krystal Fellers, Jackie Haggard, Sierra Haggard and Chelsie Haggard; a sister, Lona Jarrell; and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services are private.  Upon the family's request, cremation was held and interment is at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Mo.