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Irene Rose Barrow
(07-02-1925 - 05-16-2018)

Irene Rose Barrow died May 16, 2018, in Elgin, Illinois. Born in Milwaukee, WI on July 2, 1925, and lived in the Chicago area most of her life. She was the only child of Leona and Harry Michaels. She married her first husband, Harold Miller, after WWII, and had 4 children. She married her second husband, Morris Barrow, in the early 1960's and they moved to South Florida. They returned to South Elgin, IL where she spent the last 55 years of her life. She had careers in medical records at Elgin State Hospital and department stores after her children were grown.
Irene was a very attractive woman and most interested in style, fashion, and her appearance. A very outgoing lady, she was never shy about expressing her opinion with respect. She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family and friends. Irene also enjoyed working with plants inside and out. Irene watched cooking and home improvements shows on television and was curious about all current events. She was an avid reader often getting books at Goodwill, reading them and then donating the books back to Goodwill.
She was very devoted to her family and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Barrow was preceded in death by her son, Darryl Carter Miller (Barrow). She is survived by her son, Barry Martin Miller-Memphis,TN, and daughters, Sheila Janice Miller Berns-Largo,FL, Marcey Ellen Miller-South Elgin, and grandchildren: Jacob Edward Miller-(Christine), of Madison, WI, Jonathan Lee Miller- Memphis, TN , Claire Miller Simmons- (Nathan), St Charles, MO, and great grandchildren, Collin and Grace Simmons.
She was lovingly cared for by her daughter, Marcey, and faithful dog, Sophie.
Visitation will be held at Laird Funeral Home in Elgin, Illinois, on Tuesday, May 29, 4-6pm.
Funeral services will be at 10 am on Wednesday, May 30 at Laird Funeral Home with burial at Bluff City Cemetery to follow.

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