Grand Tower – Irene Idell “Grams” Robertson, 98, of Grand Tower, went home to be with Jesus Saturday, January 7, 2017 at 6:48 p.m. surrounded with her loving family at her side.
Irene was born to Harlow and Louise (Dietrich) Cotner on April 18, 1918 at Menfro, MO. She married Loren Thomas Robertson on December 8, 1948 at St. Louis, MO. He passed away on March 3, 1982. She is also preceded in death by her parents, three sons, Bob, Donald and Junior; two daughters, Pat and Roberta; five grandchildren, Joey, Rachel, Shannon, Timmy, and Gayla; Five brothers, Virgil, Lester, Homer, Conway, and Marvin; and one sister Alice.
Survivors include six sons, Thomas (Lucy) Robertson, Frank (Rita) Robertson, Stanley (Lana) Robertson all of Grand Tower, Larry (Von) Robertson of Wolf Lake, James Robertson and Charles (Rhonda) of Murphysboro, and Gary (Barbara) Robertson of McClure; three daughters, Alma Cripps, Shirley Robertson, and Pearl Knupp all of Grand Tower; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one nephew, Lester Robertson of Ponotoc, MS; and two nieces, Donna Hindman of Cape Girardeau, MO and Sandra Michael of Commerce, MO.
She attended Wolf Lake Assembly of God Church. She loved ice cream cakes and fried chicken. In her spare time she would make quilts for the grandchildren, went with Lucy to play music at various places in Southern Illinois, and take care of her fish tank. Irene was special to everyone who knew her and she will be greatly missed.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Meredith Funeral Home Chapel in Grand Tower with Rev. Peggy Camp and Jim Stamp officiating. Burial will follow in Walker Hill Cemetery, Grand Tower. A time of visitation will be held from 9-11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Chapel in Grand Tower.
Memorials are the preferred form of remembrance and may be made to Meredith Funeral Home to help with expenses.
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