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Janie Irish - 96

1/13/1922 - 5/26/2018


Janie Irish age 96 of Colchester, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at the La Harpe Davier Health Care Center in LaHarpe, Illinois.  She was born January 13, 1922, in Macomb, to Ralph R. and Hazelle Hoyt Welch.  Janie was united in marriage on July 13, 1947 in Macomb to Eben Irish.  He preceded her in death on March 1, 1993, she was also preceded in death by her parents, 1 Daughter: Martha Irish, 1 Son: Ralph Irish, and 1 Sister: Virginia Welch.
Surviving to mourn her passing are 1 Son: John Irish, 3 Daughters: Laura Irish, Karen (Don) Bierman, Julie Irish, 6 Grandchildren that were the joy in her life, Jane, Ashley, Andrew, Jacob, Sarah, Ethan, 7 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Daughter In Law: Kathy Irish.
Janie spent her life in Macomb, Blandinsville and Colchester.  She served her country in the United States Navy during World War II, and left the Navy with many lifelong friends.  She was an enthusiast of antique cars, rocks, jewelry making, birds, going to auctions, gardening, horses, photography, raising baby deer and being in parades.  He home was always open for visits with friends, cousins, and animals.  Her generous spirit was an inspiration to all.  The family wishes to thank the staff of the LaHarpe Davier Care Center for the compassionate care that Janie received.
Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 30, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester.  Military rites will be preformed at 5:00 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral prior to visitation by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  Burial will take place at Friendship cemetery at a later date.  Cremation rites have been accorded.  Friends may sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Wednesday.  The family request memorial contributions to any Veteran charity especially Navy women.  Online Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com


5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at the Funeral Home


5:00 P.M. Military Service at the funeral home


  • Williams Family

    on 05/29/18

    Condolences to the Irish family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace.
  • Lee Ann Hartley (Killip)

    on 05/31/18

    To Julie and all of the family, You all know how much we all loved your family growing up. I tell people all the time stories from those days that I will never forget. We loved spending time at your home because it was so fun and your Mom was part of what we enjoyed so much. She was a great mother without being a “typical “ mother. She was just everything! No other word to explain it. Thank you for letting us all be a part of your lives and know that you are in our prayers at this difficult time.

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