Enjoyed spending time outdoors and with family

Irene Marie Cunningham, daughter of Ira Andrew and Anna Marie Howell McClellan, was born, November 25, 1931 in St. Louis, Missouri. She departed this life, Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Lake Regional Hospital, Osage Beach, Missouri at the age of eighty-two years, seven months and twenty-two days.

On October 7, 1950 in St. Louis, Missouri, she was united in marriage to Neal Foster Cunningham and to this union four children were born. Together they shared sixty-three years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Mark Cunningham and two brothers, James Ira and Doyle Marvin McClellan.

Survivors include her husband, Neal Cunningham of Camdenton, Missouri; three daughters, Karen Boyd of Camdenton, Missouri; Carla Wood and husband Bob of Climax Springs, Missouri and Darla Mathews and companion Kirk Wiles of Camdenton, Missouri; a daughter-in-law, Jennie Cunningham and companion Rick Sanders of Camdenton, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Robert Wood and wife Kayla, Kara Long and husband Jeff, Josh Mathews and wife Amber, Megan Mathews, Cassie Cunningham, Neal Cunningham and Cody Wiles and wife Becky; four-great-grandchildren, Lilly, Kylah, Avah and Connor; a brother, Don McClellan of Camdenton, Missouri and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Irene was raised in St. Louis, Missouri and she and Neal lived there until moving to the Lake of the Ozarks in the early seventies. She retired from Wal-Mart of Camdenton after eighteen years of service.

Irene made a profession of faith as a young girl and was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Camdenton where she played the organ for many years.

In her spare time, she loved to quilt, sew, and do embroidery. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, taking care of and growing flowers in her gardens. Her family was very important to her and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt and a caring neighbor and friend.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 21, 2014 in First Assembly of God Church, Camdenton under the direction of Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Dale Blair Memorial Cemetery, Camdenton.

Online condolences may be made at www.alleeholmanhowe.com.

Allee-Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Camdenton is assisting the family with arrangements.