Irene Werner, 86, Vandalia

Irene Werner, 86, of Vandalia, died at 12:06 a.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at her residence.

Services were held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Pana. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Pana Township. Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. on Monday at Kennedy & Sons Funeral Home in Pana, with a rosary held at 7 p.m.

Mrs. Werner was born on June 26, 1923, in Tower Hill, the daughter of Edward and Jesse Sanders Baxter. She married Harold W. Werner on Dec. 18, 1944, at Sacred Heart Church in Oconee.

She is survived by daughters, Kathleen McGill of McLeansboro, and Bernetta and her husband Mike Rice of Elgin; sons, Melvin Werner of Vandalia, David Werner and his wife Debbie of Cahokia, Frank Werner and his wife Sharon of Rushville, and Wayne Werner and his wife Cindy of Bristol.


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