Irene M. Lenke, 90, a person of faith, passed away peacefully with family Sunday, June 24, 2018 in Tempe.
Irene was born Jessie Irene Meierhoff on October 5, 1927 in Clements, Kansas to Ernest and Ann Meierhoff. She earned her teacher's certification at Kansas State Teacher's College and taught in both Kansas and Mesa.
After her retirement, Irene enjoyed traveling and, as a long-time member of the First Presbyterian Church in Mesa, also served as a long term missionary in Sitka, Alaska and Chimayo, New Mexico.
A beloved mother, she is survived by her two sons, Randal (Leigh Ann) and Brian; her sister, Mildred (Dorsett); five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 161 N. Mesa Drive, Mesa, (480-964-8606) on Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at Clements Cemetery in Cedar Point, Kansas.
Published on July 5, 2018