Irene Kauffman, 81 years, 20 days, of Arcola, IL passed away at 3:30 P.M. on Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Carriage Crossing Senior Living in Arcola, IL.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at the HCK West Building, one mile south of Arthur. Bishop Ervin Plank will officiate. Burial will be in the Otto Cemetery in rural Arthur, IL. Visitation will be held anytime after 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at the HCK West Building. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Irene was born on October 1, 1940 in Arcola, IL. She was a daughter of Joel J. and Katie Ann (Schlabach) Kauffman
She is survived by two sisters, Elsie Yoder of Arcola, IL and Mary Ellen and her husband Lester Lee of Arthur, IL, two brothers-in-law, Harvey Kuhns of Tuscola, IL and Dannie Otto and his wife Fannie of Arthur, IL and one sister-in-law, Anna Kauffman of Shipshewana, IN, 15 nieces and 22 nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, Eli (Bertha) Kauffman, Jacob, Daniel and Ervin Kauffman, and 5 sisters, Fannie (Jonas) Miller, Alma (Menno) Kuhns and Menno’s second wife, Esther, Verna Kuhns, Abbie Kauffman and Annie Mae Otto.
Irene was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.