PAULDING, Ohio — Irene Josephine Stoller, 89, died at 8:40 a.m. Saturday, April 5, 2014, at the Country Inn Enhanced Living Center, Paulding.

She was born in Cissna Park, Ill., on June 15, 1924, the daughter of Jacob L. and Sophia Bessie (Farney) Funk.

On Aug. 16, 1964, she married Melvin A. Stoller, who preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2010.

She was previously employed in the offices of Caterpillar of Peoria, Ill., and FMC Corp of Hoopeston, Ill.

She is survived by two sisters: Iva (Darl) Stoller of Latty, Ohio, and Melba (Alan) Zimmerman of Fairbury, Ill.; sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Waters, Marie (Jack) Moore, Eunice (Roger) Gerber, Irma Stoller, all of Paulding, Lorine (Myron) Hackenjos of New Haven, Ind., Nathalia (Allan) Getz of Eureka, Ill., and Anna Grimm of Princeville, Ill.; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister-in-law: Lillian Eisenmann, and brothers-in-law: Millard Stoller, Roscoe Waters, Earl Grimm, Eldon Steffen and William Eisenmann.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at the Latty Apostolic Christian Church, Latty, Ohio. Burial will follow in the Latty Apostolic Christian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 2 – 8 p.m. Monday, April 7, at the Latty Apostolic Christian Church Fellowship Hall, Latty, and one hour prior to services on Tuesday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations made to Gateway Woods Children’s Home, Leo, Ind.; Home for the Handicap, Morton, Ill.; or Country Inn Enhanced Living Center, Paulding.

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Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding, is handling arrangements.