PIPER CITY — Beryl Irwin of Courtyard Estates, Piper City, will celebrate her 98th birthday with an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at the dining room of Courtyard Estates, 600 S. Maple, Piper City, and with a family dinner in her honor.
She was born May 1, 1914, in rural Cropsey, the daughter of George and Alta Thomas. She married Milford “Milt” Irwin on Dec. 25, 1937. They farmed south of Chatsworth for many years. He died March 1, 2010.
Her children are Kay (Harold) Lindley, Morton; Bette Jane (Bruce) Otto, Minier; Alan (Kathy) Irwin, Graham, N.C.; Bill (Diane) Irwin, Oregon, Ill.; Gary (Sue) Irwin, Galion, Ohio; and Colleen (Jim) Browning, Hudson. She has 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
She attended Illinois State Normal University and taught at Miller School from 1933 to 1936. She worked at the Chatsworth Post Office for 16 years.
She is a member of Chatsworth United Methodist Church, where she was active in United Methodist Women, Bible study, church bazaar, adult choir and directed children’s choir.
She was in the Home Extension and Kitchen Band, and is in Germanville Club.
She enjoys reading, playing piano and playing cards and other games.
Cards may be sent to P.O. Box 68, Piper City, IL 60959.
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