Irene Casey Glenn Climer

March 20, 2024

Irene Casey Glenn Climer was the first born to George Dewey and Olive Mae (Bell) Casey on January 5, 1925 on their rural family farm in the Bell City community south of Dadeville Missouri. She left this worldy earth to enter her heavenly home on Thursday, February 22, 2024.

Irene attended the one room Carlock School and graduated from Dadeville High School in 1942. She and James Glenn were married in 1943 and they had one daughter, Cathy.

Irene attended and graduated from Bluebonnet Cosmetology School. Her first job as a hairdresser, which started at 30-year career, was at Heer’s Department Store on the Square in Springfield. She then began working at Irene’s Beauty Shop in Springfield before having her own Irene’s Beauty Shop in Everton, Missouri.

In 1975 Irene was introduced to a charming man that swept her off her feet, named Bert Climer, and after a brief courtship they were married. They shared 25 wonderful years together before Bert’s passing in 2000.

She loved her grand and great-grandchildren with all her heart. She loved playing Aggravation and the golf card game and could also hit some hoops and throw a ball with them.

Her love for beautiful fabric is evident by all the quilts she made.

Irene was saved and baptized at an early age. She was extremely active at Macedonia Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, prepared Wednesday night and Thanksgiving dinners, including her homemade dinner rolls.

Irene was active in the Sew & Sew quilting group at Macedonia, making many award-winning quilts for the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home Berry Festival.

She was a proud member of the Wild Bunch, a group of Macedonia ladies that met faithfully, monthly, for years, to eat at one of many local restaurants.

She is also preceded in death by her brothers, James Marvin and wife Shirley, William Roy (Bill) and Clarence Curtis (Duke).

Irene is survived by her daughter, Cathy and husband, Richard Jones, of Everton, Missouri; grandchildren Erol and Paula Odabasi, and their children Siyana and Rowan of Flower Mound, Texas; Alan and Mindi Odabasi and daughter, Lucy of Humble, Texas; step-grandsons Ty and Lance Climer and families; loving nieces and nephews; sister-in-laws Shirley Garrison and Karen Casey; tons of cousins and special friends.

Services were held on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at Macedonia Baptist Church in Springfield, Missouri. Contributions may be made to Macedonia Baptist Church with the notation of Pre-School Building Fund.

A huge thank you to Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Gentiva Hospice. Each and everyone went above and beyond to provide outstanding care and love for Mom.