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Irene McCartney
Irene Janet (Kotynski) McCartney of Geneseo, IL passed away peacefully on December 9th, 2017 with family members by her side. Services were held on Thursday, December 21 at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Geneseo.
She was born to the late Anastazy S. and Janet (Jaskulska) Kotynski in 1926 in Chicago, IL. Irene married the love of her life, Michael John McCartney, Jr. in 1950. Michael and Irene raised their family in South Toledo, attending Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. After Michael retired they moved to Chickasha, OK and lived there until Michael passed away in 2008 after 58 years of marriage. Irene moved to Geneseo in 2009 and to the Good Samaritan Nursing Village in 2017.
She is survived by seven children: Michael III (Joie Zatko), Schererville, IN, Mary, Owatonna, MN, Regina (Al) Sutherland, Chickasha, OK, Chris, McCook, NE, Maureen (Robert) Hall, Pfafftown, NC, John (Sally Lonsdale) of St. Petersburg, FL and Marie (Kevin) Lillis, Geneseo. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
The burial will take place on January 6, 2018 in Chickasha, OK at the Fairlawn Cemetery (Grady County, OK) next to her husband of 58 years, Michael, Jr.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Irene's name to the Geneseo Food Pantry, 217 North Russell St. Geneseo, IL 61254.
Published on December 28, 2017
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