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     Nadine Ireland, age 83, of Lamar, passed away Tuesday, December 14, 2010 at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin.

      Nadine was born November 7, 1927, at Kaiser, MO, one of the 12 children of William and Chloe (Cornett) Workman.  She grew up in Barton County and graduated from Lamar High School in 1945.  On March 20, 1946, at Girard, Kansas, she married C.V. Ireland and they had made their home in Kansas City, Missouri for many years, moving to Lamar in 2009.

      In addition to being a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker, Nadine provided child care in her home for 58 years.  She was a member of HABOT the Heart of America Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Club, United Methodist Women, and enjoyed square dancing.  Nadine was an active member of Iantha United Methodist Church.

      Nadine was preceded in death by a son, Jack Dean Ireland; four brothers, Leonard Workman, Jewell “Cotton” Workman, Don Workman and Clifford Workman; and four sisters, Elsie Clark, Eunice LeVaugh, Ellen Ambler, and Waneta Workman.

      Survivors include her husband of 63 years, C.V. “Vic” Ireland of the home; two brothers, Ernie Workman, Lamar, and Wayne & wife Donna Workman, Liberal; a sister, Pauline Smith, Rancho Mirage, California; two grandchildren, Jason Ireland, Clinton, Missouri and Jennifer Ireland; three great-grandchildren, Chase, Chastine & Shaylene; many nephews and nieces; and a large extended family.

      A graveside funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, December 17th at Iantha Cemetery with Rev. Gerald Powley and Rev. Bill Radford officiating.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 until 11:00 a.m. Friday at Daniel Funeral Home.

      Memorial contributions are suggested to Iantha United Methodist Church or American Cancer Society in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

 

Comments  

#6 Liberal, MONancy Marti 2010-12-21 07:32
Nadine was such a kind and loving woman, and we will truly miss her! Seeing her in church was always such a blessing, as she was so interested in how everyone was doing. She had such a way about her, and I'm sure she is smiling and feeling such peace in Heaven. God bless you, Vic, and may you and the other family know that we are here for you. Love you all!
#5 Blue Springs, MoBecky Floyd 2010-12-17 16:40
To tell you how much you have meant to me and my family is hard to do. My mother has been half way across the country most of my adult life especially when I was having all my children. You have been the mother I didn't have around. You have been there for me and all 5 of my children, Tammy, James, Jeff, Kevin & Andrew for the past 30 years. I will not know how to go on without your encouragement and advice. You have been my rock through a lot of difficult as well as happy times. You never once faltered in your love for all of us.Thank-you and you will be greatly missed.
Becky
#4 Seattle, WATammy Floyd 2010-12-17 06:08
I'm not sure where to start when describing a lady that was part grandma, part mother and also a dear friend. Nadine became a part of my life as a small child and I know her influence and love has played a role in who I am today. I just hope I thanked her enough over the years and told her that I loved her as often as I could. Thank you for taking care of my brothers and you and Vic helped them become what they are today...good people. I will miss you forever and never forget your great big laugh or your always inviting hugs. I will miss flying home to Kansas City a couple times a year and coming to see you. I know I now have a guardian angel attached to my
shoulder every night that I go out to patrol the streets. I see you in my heart Nadine, thank you
#3 Holt, MORachelle Cole 2010-12-16 14:24
Nadine aka "Grammy" was an amazing woman and wonderful babysitter! She will be missed dearly. Our love and prayers goes out to all her family in this time of need.
#2 Kearney MissouriPat Hoy 2010-12-15 21:02
Nadine was my angel on earth. She was the best surrogate mother and grandmother we could have possibly wished for. Her love was boundless especially for children. I truthfully believe that she helped me raise my daughter Stephanie to be the wonderful person she turned out to be.
#1 Lampe, MOThe Denny Family 2010-12-15 20:58
Jill, Jean, Judy and Jolene, Thinking of you girls.

The Denny Family

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