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St. Peter's Lutheran Church
1200 Arnold St.
Three Rivers, MI 49093
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Life Story / Obituary
Irene Green, age 92, of Vicksburg, went to be with the Lord on August 19, 2019. Irene was born on October 4, 1926 to Delbert & Mary (Bush) Burr. Irene's family includes her daughter Janet Green ( Robert Poats), her sister-in-law Doris Burr as well as several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years Merle, her son Owen Green, her siblings: David, Pauline Miller, Merle and Stanley Burr. She was also preceded by a special companion of 8 years Ralph Ramlow. Irene started her work career as a truck driver for D&E Weiandt in 1958 becoming the first woman to join the Teamsters Local No. 7. She retired in 1983 to travel in her Ford Model T's. Those travels took her in 1984 from New York to Seattle on the 75th Anniversary Ford Rerun Tour and in 1987 from Texas to Alaska, A Model T Adventure covering 10,500 miles. She was a member of the Model T Ford Club International, local chapter Tin Lizzie Travelers, Model T Ford Club of America and a member of the St. Peter's Lutheran Church of Three Rivers. Visit with her family and friends on Friday, August 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the McCowen & Secord Funeral Home - Rupert Durham Chapel: 409 S. Main St. in Vicksburg. Services will follow and she will be laid to rest in the Vicksburg Cemetery. Please visit Irene’s memory page at www.mccowensecord.com where you can sign her guestbook and leave a memory for her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan or St. Peter's Lutheran Church.