Irene Dimmick Bireline

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Irene Dimmick Bireline



Irene Dimmick Bireline, 86, St. Joseph, Missouri died Thursday, June 20, 2013 at a local healthcare facility.

She was born September 2, 1926 to Ira Richard and Eva Vinetta (Anderson) Dimmick in Lewis, Kansas.

She married Frank Robert Bireline on June 3, 1955. After 49 years of marriage he preceded her in death on January 26, 2005.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree in teaching, she taught in Kansas for eight years then later at Bode and Edison in St. Joseph for 26 years.

Mrs. Bireline was a member and elder of Brookdale Presbyterian Church, Past Matron of the Order of the Easter Star, Pearl Chapter, member of Delta Kappa Gamma, past president of the Retired Teachers Association and Who’s Who of Science Teachers in St. Joseph. Irene was also an avid writer.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; husband; and sister, Marcia Gee.

Survivors: son, Thomas Bireline; daughter, Ruth Bireline; sister, Lovelle Wood; brother, Richard Dimmick (Nancy); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services:  3:00 P.M. Monday, Brookdale Presbyterian Church. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery.  The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, where friends may call after 5:00 P.M. Sunday. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Special Olympics or Friends of the Free Clinic, 904 S. 10th St. Ste A, St. Joseph, MO 64503. Mrs. Bireline will be removed from Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory to arrive at the church one hour prior to the service.

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Messages of Condolence

  1. Don & Doris Rack says:

    I’m so sorry with your loss. Our thought and prayers are with you during this time. Irene was a wonderful aunt and I always enjoyed visiting with her. She was a very wise person and full of wisdom.
    I’m sorry that I won’t be able to attend her funeral. I tried but wasn’t able to get off work . I’ll be thinking of you Monday.
    If you ever need someone to talk to, don’t hesitate to call.


  2. Betty Stacey says:

    Ruth I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Suzanne Mott says:

    Ruthie it is so very hard to tell our Mom’s good by. My heart and prayers are with you and will be all day Monday.
    Love to you and Tom,

  4. Cherri Brown says:

    Dear Ruth – words seem so inadequate right now. I am so sorry. I have so many wonderful memories of Aunt Irene. Her stories were so funny and can still make me laugh. She had such a wonderful dry wit! She was always so loving and kind to me. She will be greatly missed.
    I will pray for you and Tom.

  5. Lindi Wood says:

    Dear Ruth and Tom

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a fun aunt; I will always treasure our visits to St. Joe and hearing her laughter. I also am thankful for the stories and writings she shared with me over the years.


  6. Dwayne Reeder says:

    Ruth, I am sorry to hear of your loss. It is never easy to lose a parent.Your Mom and Dad were good neighbors and always enjoyed seeing them over the back fence. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  7. Betty Muench says:

    So sorry for your loss. My sincere sympathy and prayers are with the family. Mrs. Bireline was my 8th grade science teacher at Edison. She made science “come alive” in the classroom and was respected by all in the school.

  8. Joyce Christian says:

    Dear Ruth and Tom,
    I am so sorry about your mom’s passing. I haven’t seen her in a while, but I will always remember her sense of humor. I know how difficult it is losing a parent, and I totally sympathize. Take comfort that she is in a perfect place with no pain or discomfort. My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

  9. Mark & Linda Dimmick says:

    Dear Ruth and Tom,
    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

  10. Gloria Hicks says:

    I am sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Death is something that we are never ready for. However, it it is the sudden ones that hit us the hardest. But I know a man, who can take away all the pain and sorrow in due tme. May His grace and mercy comfort you and give you the strength that is needed during this mot difficult time – Psalms 46:1

  11. Cheryl Johnson says:

    Ruth and Tom,
    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I so enjoyed your mom and dad as neighbors for so many years.

  12. Nita Vogt says:

    Dear Cousins Ruth and Tom,

    So sorry for the loss of your Dear Mother Irene. She will be missed by all of us who knew and loved her.

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