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Strassburg Baptist Church
Monday January 25th, 2021
12:00pm - 1:30pm

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Lamb Funeral Home
Monday January 25th, 2021

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Whitewater Cemetery
Monday January 25th, 2021

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Irene J Isaac

Irene’s life began on August 12, 1940, the daughter of John and Lydia (Neufeld) Siebert in Satanta, Kansas. She graduated from Meade Bible Academy in 1958 and married Donald Gene Isaac August 22, that same year. Her employment included working at the local Co-op as a gas station attendant.  Later Irene and Don purchased the Napa Auto Parts where she managed the store while Don farmed. They raised their family while attending the EMB Church in the country where she served as church librarian and the women’s mission group. Later she became a member of Emmanuel Mennonite Church in Meade. Don and Irene moved to Newton in 2015 where they attended Koerner Heights Church until they could no longer attend. She enjoyed oil painting and paper crafting in her spare time.


Her loving family includes her husband, Don of 62 years; children and their spouses, Rick and Gwen Isaac of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Myra and Brent Bergen of Newton, Kansas, Byron and Patti Isaac of Sublette, Kansas, Stephanie and Bill Clinesmith of Cimarron, Kansas; brothers and their wives, Lester and Martha Siebert of Cabden, Illinois, Waldo and Mary Siebert of Overland Park, Kansas; 25 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Geneva Fast, Ruby Siebert and Mary Ann Klaassen; and a grandson, Collin Isaac. Irene passed away peacefully into her heavenly home surrounded by her family singing “Because He Lives” on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the age of 80 years old.


Her family will gather with friends for viewing on Monday, January 25, from 12 noon until 1:30 at Lamb Funeral Home, 120 S. Main Street, Whitewater, Kansas. Interment will follow in the Whitewater Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. Her celebration of life service will be held at New Hope Bible Church, 11215 W. 13th Street, N. in Wichita, Kansas at 4:00 p.m.


Memorial contributions in her name may be directed to Newton Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund in care of Lamb Funeral Home, P.O. Box 358, Whitewater, Kansas 67154. Please sign her online guest book and leave a memory of Irene at www.ymzfh.com

Service will be live-streamed at https://youtu.be/f5NF8xeSzig.  


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Irenes friendship meant a lot to me. Even though we lived in the same community in the Meade, Kansas area we didnt really know each other until we both did pool therapy in Dodge City. This is where we became true friends. I enjoyed her quiet, understanding spirit. We had some things in common, such as a fused back and pain. Even though sometimes others didnt understand us, we understood each other without even saying anything. We were each others support system. Im so thankful that we were able to be an encouragement to each other. She was truly a special friend to me and Im sure to many others. She will be missed by many.

Rosie Brumit Feb 1 2021 12:00 AM

I have known Irene a little over a year here at Presbyterian Manor, ever since she started coming to our pre-COVID Plastic Bag Ladies and Gants gatherings on Thursday mornings in the PM Library. She was absolutely ready to join right in and take part, even starting to crochet a plastic mat for a homeless person. I really admired Irene for two reasons: first, she was a person with a positive, can-do attitude, even though her illness prevented her from doing many things. Second, she was always beautifully done up! I would sometimes chide myself that she, with her limitations, managed to look terrific, when I couldn't manage without those restraints. I'm glad I have known her as an inspiration in my life.

June Thomsen Jan 30 2021 12:00 AM

I remember many visits to Aunt Irenes house with my sisters. She always gave us cookies and we did 4H crafts together also. Her dear spirit will be missed.

Valerie Isaac Badgett Jan 24 2021 12:00 AM

To the family:

I'd like to extend our condolences to you all. Sending you our love, hugs, & prayers.

Love, your cousins
Stanley & Janice (Siebert) Koehn & Family

Janice Koehn Jan 23 2021 12:00 AM

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