Obituary: Irris Dean Meskimen, 1926 — 2016

Irris Dean Meskimen, age 89, of Italy, passed gracefully in her sleep on Monday, May 30, 2016. She was born in May, Texas on November 21, 1926.

Irris married Edward A. Meskimen on February 5, 1960. They moved to Italy, Texas in the 1970’s where they raised the last four of seven children. She was more than a housewife, mother and friend to many people. As a longtime faithful member of the Italy Church of Christ, she was always willing to do for others no matter how little she had. Irris’ loves were her crafts, quilting, cooking, gardening, baking and decorating cakes, but the most important thing to her was God and family.

Survivors include four sons, Wayne Meskimen of Fidley, MN, Perry Meskimen and wife Debbie of Denver, CO, William Meskimen and wife Linda of Frost and Alpha Meskimen of Italy one daughter, Flossie Gowin and husband Arval of Italy; many grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward A. Meskimen; two daughters, Evelyn Zornes and Mary Josephine Meskimen; 1 brother and two sisters.

Visitation for family and friends will be 6 to 8PM Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy.

Funeral services will be 10AM Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Chapel in Italy with Walter Buchanan officiating. Interment will follow at the Hughes Cemetery.