Irene Joyce McCool
Irene Joyce (Schneider) McCool was born April 19, 1929. She passed away in Atlanta, GA on January 9, 2023.
Irene graduated from Avoca High School in Avoca. She worked as a telephone switchboard operator in Avoca while attending high school and after graduation.
Irene married Malcolm McCool from Tennant, IA in 1949. She became a farm wife and life partner on the farm not far outside of Tennant. They raised three children there and later enjoyed many gra
ndchildren visiting them on the farm. One of the grandsons made the same acreage his home with his family now. Irene was a regular member of the Tennant Church for many years and enjoyed many get-togethers with neighbors and friends through the church. Irene helped her husband raising hogs and cattle after the kids had left home and enjoyed being a part of the farm life in her later years. Irene moved from the family farm in 2009 and went to live in Atlanta with her daughter and her family.
Irene was preceded in death by husband, Malcolm; sister Mildred and brother-in-law William Anders from Detroit; parents Emil and Lena Schneider of Avoca (both arrived in America from Germany while teenagers and met and married).
She is survived by three children Gene (Peg) of Shelby; Gerald (Charlene) of Minden; and Catherine and Tom Manning of Atlanta. She has many grand