IRWIN, ARMILDA M. MRS. (RICHESON)
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 28 September 1963, Page 22
Mrs. Irwin Dies at 89. Mrs. Armilda M. Irwin, 89, of 1114 Chestnut St., a charter member of the Central Assembly of God Church, died early today at home after a short illness. She leaves 42 direct descendants. Mrs. Irwin, born in Ada, Ohio, was a graduate of the University of Ada, and taught school in Ohio. She taught Sunday school 30 years, had served as superintendent of her church school and also as church secretary. Born Dec. 24, 1873, she was married to Emmett W. Irwin Oct. 19, 1893. Her maiden name was Armilda M. Richeson. The Irwins lived many years in Fruitland Township and came to Muskegon in 1923. Mr. Irwin died in 1956. Surviving Mrs. Irwin are two daughters, Mrs. Maude Carlson and Mrs. Raleigh Bakker, both of Muskegon; three sons, William Irwin of Chicago, president and owner of the Acme Casket Co.; Eugene Irwin of Lansing, and the Rev. Charles L. Irwin of Marshall; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Lucille Mauk and Mrs. Martha Jervis of Lima, Ohio, and Mrs. Oscar Olsen of Muskegon.
IRWIN, MRS. ARMILDA M., Widow of the late Mr. Emmett W. Irwin), 1114 Chestunt St. The Memorial Service for Mrs. Armilda Irwin will begin Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock at the Central Assembly of God, Rev. Bernard B. Ridings officiating, and the interment will be in the Irwin family plat in Fruitland Township Cemetery. Mrs. Irwin will lie in state at the Mortuary. —Balbirnie-Apostle.
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IRWIN, CLARA E. MRS. (NEAR)
White Lake Beacon,
Whitehall, Michigan, 1 May 2005, Page 5-B
Mrs. Clara E. Irwin, Whitehall. Clara E. Irwin, age 91, of Whitehall, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2005 in Muskegon. She was born February 9, 1914 in St. Marys, Ontario Canada, the daughter of Mary Jane (Morris) And Casper Near. She came to Michigan in 1936 to work in her uncle's store in Detroit. She met her husband, Willis, when she moved to Hastings. They were married on March 4, 1939. The Irwins moved to Whitehall in 1942. Mrs. Irwin was employed at Howmet Corporation for twenty-five years before retiring in 1971. She was a member of the White Lake Congregational Church and a lifetime member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Mrs. Irwin also was a member of the White Lake Women's Club, the Arts Council of White Lake and the Women's Club of the White Lake Congregational Church. She is survived by her children, Willis R. (Jan) Irwin of Tucson, AZ., Barbara J. Hanson of Whitehall and James (Sandra) Irwin of Westerville, OH; grandchildren, Erin M. (James) McKay of Valdez, AK., Scott Irwin of Tucson, James R. (Kim) Irwin of Smyrna, TN., and Jennifer L. Irwin of Charleston, SC; four great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald (Jean) Near of British Columbia, Ronald (Lucille) Near of Nova Scotia, Earl Near of New Brunswick; sisters; Mamie Barton and Kathleen Edwards both of Toronto, Ontario. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willis J. Irwin in 1965, also her mother and father, five brothers and four sisters. The funeral service for Mrs. Irwin was held Wednesday, April 27, 1:30 pm at Harris Funeral Home in Shelby with Rev. Pam Koebel officiating. Interment was in Oakhurst Cemetery in Whitehall. Memorials to White Lake Congregational Church or Hackley VNS Hospice are appreciated. You may leave a message of condolence for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.
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IRWIN, EMMET MR.
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 18 January 1956, Page 23
Emmet Irwin, 87, Dies, Death Separates Couple Married for 62 Years. More than 62 years of married life came to an end yesterday afternoon when Emmett W. Irwin, 87 years old, died at Muskegon County Convalescent Hospital after a long illness. He and the former Armilda M. Richeson were married Oct. 19, 1893 at Ada, Ohio. They made their home at 1114 Chestnut street for 25 years. Mr. Irwin had lived a varied life. He had engaged in farming in the Fruitland area and had worked as a string butcher, salesman, storekeeper, and as a carpenter for local construction companies. He also was self-employed in the same kind of work, but retired several years ago. A highpoint in his life came in 1941 when, at the age of 72, he drove to California and back on a 7,123-mile trip for which he did all the driving. Mr. Irwin was born July 7, 1868, at Harrod, Ohio, and moved to California for a short time before returning to Ohio. He came to Fruitland Township in 1900 and moved to Muskegon in 1923, where he had lived since. He was a charter member of the Central Assembly of God, organized in October, 1924. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Maude Carlson and Mrs. Raleigh Bakker, both of Muskegon; three sons, William C. of Chicago, Eugene of East Lansing, and Rev. Charles I. Irwin of Jeffersontown, Ky.; three sisters, Mrs. Grace Alexander and Mrs. Ida Ward, both of Elk Creek, Calif., and Mrs. Effie Young of Linwood, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
IRWIN, MR. EMMETT W., 1114 Chestnut Street. Mr. Emmett W. Irwin, age 87 yrs., passed away Tuesday afternoon at the Muskegon County Convalescent Hospital. Services will be held at 2:00 P. M. Friday at the Central Assembly of God Church, Rev. R. A. Rieben officiating and the interment will be in the Fruitland Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call at the Sytsema Funeral Home beginning at 7:00 P. M. this evening. —Sytsema
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IRWIN, ISABELLE MRS. (TODD)
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 8 September 1966, Page 4
Heart Attack Takes Life of Mrs. Irwin, 81. Mrs. Isabelle Irwin, 81, of 2010 Ruddiman Ave., North Muskegon, died of a heart attack Wednesday in her home. Mrs. Irwin was born on Feb. 16, 1885 in Dalton Township and received her education there. The former Isabelle Todd, she married John Irwin on March 6, 1946. He died several years ago. Mrs. Irwin operated her own beauty shop in North Muskegon for 17 years. She was a member of the First Congregational Church. She leaves several nieces and nephews.
IRWIN, MRS. ISABELLE, 2010 Ruddiman, North Muskegon. The funeral service for Mrs. Irwin will be held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the Clock Chapel with Rev. S. N. Oliver, D.D. officiating. Interment will be made in Fruitland Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call at the Clock Funeral Home. —Clock.
Muskegon Chronicle, Muskegon, Michigan, 8 March 1915, Page 7
Jane Leone, the three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Irwin, of Whitehall, died at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Richardson, 22 Allen street, at 10 o’clock Sunday evening. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at the Gordon school in Fruitland township. Rev. A. B. Ervey, pastor of the First Congregational church of Whitehall, will be in charge.
9 March 1915, Page 9
The funeral of Jane Leone, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Emmett Irwin of Whitehall, was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Gordon school house, in Fruitland township. Rev. A. B. Emery, pastor of the Whitehall Congregational church, was in charge. Interment took place in Fruitland township cemetery.
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