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Irene Mary Sittre Sikes of Corsicana passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017 in Cortez, Colorado at the age of 91. She was born on Nov. 21, 1925 in Rio Medina to Joseph Edwin Sittre and Josephine Karm Sittre. Irene married Odis Robert Sikes Jan. 25, 1949 and was a homemaker raising their children. She worked for Hagger Slacks during the mid-1960's and went back to school to receive her GED and then went to nursing school at Navarro College and worked as a nurse in private home care and at the Leisure Lodge Nursing Home.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers Jacob Sittre, Robert Sittre and Walter Sittre; sister Marguerite Todd and her husband Odis Robert Sikes Sr.
Irene is survived by her sons; Odis Robert Sikes Jr. of Yellow Jacket, Colorado and Billy Mack Sikes and wife Deborah of Corsicana; seven grandchildren; Kristina Inabinet, Kimberly Hutchins, Mary Matteson Sikes, Jordan Kaiser, Joshua Sikes, Matthew Sikes and Sophia Gray and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 7, 2017 at Griffin- Roughton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 8, 2017 in the Chapel at Griffin - Roughton Funeral Home officiated by Odis Sikes Sr., Billy Mack Sikes and Shirley Derden.
Interment will follow at Hamilton - Beeman Cemetery with pallbearers being Matthew Sikes, Jacob Cook, John Inabinet, Ronald Sikes, Elvin Sikes and Cliff Sikes. Honorary pallbearer will be Joshua Sikes.
An online guest book is available at www.griffin-roughton.com
Arrangements by Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home
Published on May 5, 2017
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