September 8, 1946 ~ June 22, 2020
Mary Frances Ihrke, 73, of Whispering Pines was called home on Monday June 22, 2020.
A service will be held at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home on Saturday June 27, 2020 at 12pm with David Talbert officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 11am. A limited number of people will be allowed in the funeral home as we try to comply with COVID-19 restrictions. We will have a tent outdoors in case of overflow. We recommend those attend to wear a mask.
Mary was known as the bravest and strongest woman to all of her family. She worked many different jobs over the years primarily with Talbert’s Catering up until retirement. Ten years ago, she was told she had six months to live. However, she did not let that bring her down as she continued to fight to beat cancer. She will be remembered for her happiness and assuring love for those she knew. All of the precious memories she made in her time on earth will be cherished forever.
She is preceded in death by her parents; George and Beulah McNeill, sisters; Nancy and Sandra, and grandson; Dustin Barfield Jr.
She is survived by her loving husband of 11 years, Charles Ihrke, sons; Ernest Lee Greene Jr, Dennis Avery Greene, Dustin Nelson Barfield (Kerry), daughters; Teresa McLennan, Trisha Patchin (John), Trenna Ihrke, and Theenda O’Flynn, along with sixteen grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Services entrusted to Fry and Prickett Funeral Home
Online condolences may be offered at www.pinesfunerals.com