February 17, 1918 - November 8, 2017
Irene J. (Bushue) Driskell, age 99, peacefully passed in her sleep, Wednesday, November 08, 2017, at Mason Point, Sullivan, IL. A funeral service in her honor will be held Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home, located at 1200 Wabash Avenue, Mattoon, IL 61938. Reverend Dennis Strawn will be officiating while Reverend Shine Doughty will be assisting. Burial will follow at Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon, IL. The visitation will be held Sunday evening, November 12, 2017, from 4:00-6:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Irene was born February 17, 1918 in Effingham County near Mason, IL, the daughter of Bernard E. and Theresia J. (Verdeyen) Bushue. She married Warren E. Driskell on August 30, 1941 in St. Louis, MO. Irene is survived by her four children: one son, Warren James “Jim” Driskell and wife Virginia of Neoga, IL, three daughters, Donna J. St. John of Sullivan, IL, Rosemary A. Harris of Mattoon, IL, and Beverly N. Peadro and husband Dennis of Windsor, IL; nine grandchildren, Bradley Driskell of Austin, TX, Lisa Doughty and husband Shine of Mattoon, IL, Timothy St. John and wife Amy of Neoga, IL, Daniel St. John and wife Stacy of Mattoon, IL, Bryan Harris of Mattoon, IL, David Peadro and wife Tera of Windsor, IL, Dawn Huffstutler and husband Brock of Lyndon, IL, Andrew Peadro and wife Bailey of Gays, IL, and Blake Peadro and wife Ashley of Windsor, IL; nineteen great-grandchildren ; one great great-grandchild; three brothers, Lester Bushue of Champaign, IL, Lee Bushue and wife Louise of Mason, IL, and Eugene Bushue and wife Dorothy of Mt. Vernon, IL; two sisters, Lavonne Kramer of Brownstone, IL, and Shirley Willenborg of Teutopolis, IL; She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband; one son, Bernie E. Driskell; four brothers, Paul, Emery, Earl, and Jerry Bushue; three sisters, Clementine Boone, Rosalie King, and Wilma Knotts; two sons-in-law, John R. Harris and Richard St. John; one daughter-in-law, Judy Driskell; and one great-grandson, Dalton St.John. Irene retired from Sarah Bush Lincoln Hospital in 1985, where she worked in housekeeping. She was a devout member of the First Baptist Church in Mattoon, IL, and faithfully attended Gleaners Sunday School Class. She enjoyed reading, walking, and playing dominoes with her children and grandchildren. Irene was famous for her delicious homemade bread and rolls. She went above and beyond to help others in need and her kind heart will be missed greatly. Memorials in her honor may be made to First Baptist Church, 1804 S. 9th Street, Mattoon, IL 61938, or Mason Point, 1 Masonic Way, Sullivan, IL 61951. Please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com or www.facebook.com/mitchelljerdanfuneralhome to light a virtual candle in her honor or share a memory with the family.
Irene J. (Bushue) Driskell, age 99, peacefully passed in her sleep, Wednesday, November 08, 2017, at Mason Point, Sullivan, IL. A funeral service in her honor will be held Monday, November 13, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home,... View Obituary & Service Information
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