Irene H. Jolly, age 100, of Celina, passed away on

Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Celina Manor.


She was born March 27, 1920, in Auglaize County,

to Melburn & Etta Warman Overley.


Irene married Leonard N. Jolly Jr. in May 1940. 

He preceded her in death on October 23, 1976. 

Their daughter, Wilma Bergman, as well as Irene's 

3 sisters and a brother, are also deceased.


Surviving are 2 daughters: Ruthalene Bricker and Neva 

( Tom ) Ransbottom, both of Rockford, 8 grandchildren, 

10 great grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren, 

son-in-law, Robert Bergman of Summerfield, Florida, 

sister-in-law, Velma Lynch of Celina, and brother-in-law, 

Richard Resh of Richmond, Indiana.


Irene was a Homemaker.  In 1951, she began working 

in the cafeteria at Celina East Elementary, and retired 

from the school after many years of service.


She had been a member of the Hopewell Grange and the 

former Pleasant View Church of God.  Irene was a good

cook, and liked vegetable gardening.


Sewing was a favorite pastime.  She would make clothes 

for herself and her 3 daughters, and every Easter, Irene 

enjoyed creating matching outfits for the girls. 


Private Graveside Services will be held at Swamp College 

Cemetery, with Pastor Chip Steffy officiating.  


Condolences can be expressed to Irene's family 



Arrangements are under the direction of:  




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