Irene Quarterman


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Irene Quarterman, 89, of Urbana, Iowa, went home on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013.
Services are 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, at the 42nd Street Seventh Day Adventist Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, by Pastor David Bissell. The family will greet friends from noon until service time at the church.
Born Sept. 28, 1923, in Ashley, Mo., Irene was the daughter of Sherman and Ada Chapman Overton. On Sept. 15, 1956, she was united in marriage to Alfonzia Quarterman in New Jersey. After working many years, Irene retired from the Oak Glen Nursing Home in Coal Valley.
Irene loved spending time with her grandchildren, nieces and nephews but most of all her No. 1 love of her life for 56 years, her husband Al. She also enjoyed music.
Survivors include her husband, Alfonzia; children, Joyce (Colbert Dotson) Quarterman, Silvis, Oneimus Quarterman, Rock Island, and Theresa (Archie) Collier, Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, LaTrisha, Ashely, Zachary-Alfonzia, Katrina, LaShell, Arnique, Kadaess, Oneimus Jr. and Gina Irene; great-grandchildren, Maria and Zircia; brother, James (Mary) Overton, Coal Valley; stepmother, Virgie Overton; many nieces and nephews; and her dog, Tasha. Irene was preceded in death by her parents; and many brothers and sisters.
Please sign the online guest book for Irene at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.













 



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