Created on Saturday, 01 June 2013 Written by THE BELLEFONTAINE EXAMINER STAFF
Irene C. Bourgeois, 83, of Bellefontaine, passed away Friday, May 31, 2013, at Logan Acres Care Center, Bellefontaine.
She was born in Joplin, Mo., on May 16, 1930, to the late Orville and Merle Trenary Cale.
On May 16, 1948, she married DeWayne Leon “Bud” Bourgeois in Grove, Okla., and he preceded her in death Oct. 4, 1999. She also was preceded in death by her siblings, Jean Odom, Dorothy Kolkmeyer and Leonard Cale.
Surviving are her children, Susan (Steve) May of DeGraff and DeAnn (Harry Reinhart) Bonelli of Columbus; and a grandson, Christopher May of Tiffin.
Irene worked at the Logan County District Library in Bellefontaine. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Bellefontaine and was a volunteer for Warm Clothes for Kids.
She enjoyed reading, swimming, sewing, gardening and spending time with her family.
The Rev. William Zeller officiates a graveside service at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Harrod Cemetery, Huntsville.
The family has requested that memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3797 Summit Glen Dr., Suite G, Dayton 45449; and the Logan County District Libraries, 220 N. Main St., Bellefontaine 43311
Arrangements were handled by Eichholtz Funeral Home, Bellefontaine, where condolences may be expressed at www.edsfh.com.