Irene M. Caldwell, 85, of Sparta, IL, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017 at her residence. She was born on January 3, 1932 in Eden, IL. The daughter of the late Elijah and Ellen (Bulliner) Bardo. Irene and Alonzo S. Caldwell were united in marriage on November 26, 1964 in Sparta, IL. Alonzo preceded her in death on October 2, 2015. Irene was a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church in Sparta, IL, the Ladies Elk’s and Hayer Senior Center in Sparta, IL
Irene is survived by her daughter, Stacey (Ron) Caldwell-Gibson of Sparta, IL; three Grandchildren, Taylor Coney, Braeden Gibson and Ronald Douglas; four Great Grandchildren; one Brother, Frank La’Fleur of Michigan; one daughter-in-law Darlene Douglas of Sparta, IL; her very special friends, Nadine Walker and Willa Dietz; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Irene is preceded in death by her parents, husband, four children, Maureen, Terry, Dawn and Ronald “Rick” Douglas, and one sister-in-law Mabel Penny
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at the First Freewill Baptist Church in Sparta, IL
Friends may call on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the hour of service at the Church
Interment will be at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL
Memorials may be given to the Randolph County Relay for Life