Irene Siering died peacefully in her sleep on October 14, 2020. She was born on October 7, 1918 to John Kelly and May Prow.
Although she was pulled out of school at 14 and put to work in factories, she never let her lack of formal education keep her down. She was a voracious reader and went back to school to become a hairdresser. She was unfailingly generous, always willing to help others get a better start in life than she did, including putting her son through college. She was also fiercely independent. At a time when most married women didn’t drive or have jobs, she had a job, bought a car, and routinely drove hundreds of miles to visit and care for relatives.
She was preceded in death by her son, Dr. George David Siering, her husband Edwin Siering, and her siblings Billy, Jimmy and Helen. She is survived by her nephews, Lance (Alice) and David Siering, her niece Judy (Guy) Fanguy, her granddaughter Christina (James) Bailey, and her 3 great grandchildren Blaise, Xavier and Ava Bailey.
A viewing will be held from 5 to 7 pm, Monday, October 19, 2020 at Premier Funeral Services, 67 East 8000 South, Midvale, UT. Interment at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, on Tuesday, October 27th in St. Louis, MO.