Irene Yvonne Cureton, 78, of Fredericktown, died peacefully at her home Sunday, October 8, 2017. She was born on August 14, 1939 in Fredericktown, a daughter of Russell Wilbur and Goldie Irene (Stephens) Bollinger.
On May 10, 1958 at Rhodes Chapel she married Troy Earl Cureton. He survives at the home.
Other survivors include: son Mike (Patty) Cureton of Fredericktown; daughters Kim (Ronnie) Long of Fredericktown and Michele McBride (Randy Tuttle) of Farmington; grandchildren Nathan Pogue (Marissa Kramer), Casey (John) Quarando, Linley (Benny) Slinkard and Molly (Drew) Fetters; great-grandchildren Avery, Amelia and Aria Quarando and Waylon Slinkard; sister Bobbie Lenhardt of Fredericktown and brothers Lindell Bollinger and Bruce Bollinger both of Barnhart, Missouri, and Ronnie Bollinger of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; brother-in-law Carl Kinder of Festus and sister-in-law Ginger Bollinger of Fredericktown.
She is preceded in death by her parents; grandson Adam Long; brothers Russell Bollinger and Bo Bollinger; and sisters Faye Prokoph and Ginger Kinder.
Irene retired as a fifth grade school teacher after twenty five years with the Fredericktown School District. She was a member of the Madison County Food Pantry, and Madison County Extension Council and was on the board of Feed the Family Bake Sale and was past president of the local Chapter of the Missouri State Teachers Association. She loved spending time with her family, and her greatest joy was being with her grandchildren. She was a member of the Grace Church of the Heartland in Fredericktown.
Funeral services were October 10 at Grace Church of the Heartland with Bro. Carl Cureton, Pastor Brian Mills and Pastor Ray Reese officiating. Internment was at Walker Cemetery in Fredericktown. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Madison County Food Pantry or Madison County Relay for Life.