Irene Amos, 96, of Cape Girardeau, Mo., passed away Sunday, Sept.1, 2019, at Ratliff Care Center.
She was born March 23, 1923, in Gordonville, Mo., to Martin Fred and Mary Celia Meier Amos. She moved to St. Louis in 1944 to complete nurse’s training at City Hospital. She served as a registered nurse at City Hospital for 41 years.
She was deeply involved in her church, Trinity United Church of Christ, and loved to bake and play pinochle and games with her family and friends. In 1985 she retired to Cape Girardeau. She was an active member of Evangelical United Church of Christ and enjoyed visiting with family and friends. She spent her life thinking of, encouraging and serving others.
She is survived by her sister, Mildred Amos Hoxie of Arlington, Va.; her niece, Margaret (Deen) Hoxie Kaplan and their sons Joshua and Jonathan of McLean, Va.; great-niece, Wendi (Steve) Aldridge Nipp of Oakland and their children Jennifer (John) Nipp Crowley and daughter Madeline of Madison, Ala., and Ricky Nipp of South Fulton; and her dear cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Norman (Opal) Amos; brother-in-law, Frank Hoxie; and niece, Ruth Ann (Richard) Amos Aldridge.
Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Saturday at Ford & Sons Mt. Auburn Chapel in Cape Girardeau.
Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with pastor Gerald Collier officiating. Following the service, burial will be in St. James United Church of Christ Cemetery in Tilsit.
Memorial contributions may be given to Safe Harbor Hospice or Ratliff Care Center.
Online condolences may be made at www.fordand sonsfuneralhome.com.