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Irene Riney

Irene Riney, 84, Taylor, Mo., passed away at 7:48 p.m., at Hannibal Regional Hospital  Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, in Hannibal, Mo.

Irene Riney

Irene was born Oct. 5, 1936, in Quincy, Ill., to John and Rose Frieden Hoerr. She was married to Richard Eugene “Gene” Riney on March 5, 1955 in New London, Mo. He

preceded her in death on May 1, 2006.

Survivors include her children, Gaye (Dean) Redd, Taylor; Sally (Jim) Gottman, Pam Hoenes, Steve Riney and Diane Augspurg all of Palmyra; grandchildren, Josh (Julie) Redd, Seth (Jill) Redd, Jeff (Amber) Gottman, Jay (Zandy) Gottman, Heather Kite, Matthew (Anna) Hoenes, Michael Hoenes, Bethaney (Jason) Wisehart, Karley Riney, Zach (Kayla) Riney, Austin Riney, Mackenzy Hess and Kaley Augspurg; great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Ethan, Emma, Mason and Olivia Redd, Wesley, Gabbie, Graysen, Josie, Brayden and Brody Gottman, Miles and Sadi Kite, Maclynn and Iris Hoenes, Avery and Trenton Wisehart, Quinlynn Riney, and Addie, Aubrey and Hazel Hess; brothers, Louis Hoerr, Taylor; and Donald (Elaine) Hoerr, Taylor; sisters, Rosemary (Allen) Massner, Quincy; and Cindy (Robert) DeSigne, Metamora, Ill.; and sisters-in-law Norma Richmond, Marie Disselhorst and Emma Hoerr.

Irene was preceded in death by her in-laws, Blanche and Robert Riney; parents; husband; brothers, Wayne Hoerr, and Robert Hoerr; sister, Barb Plank; and granddaughter, Kasey Hess.

 Irene was a wonderful homemaker and had owned and operated her own flower shop, Flower City Florist. 

A beautiful, kind woman, her children, grands, and great-grands were her life! She enjoyed going to their ballgames. Being outdoors with her plants and creating floral designs brought her great joy long after closing her shop.

A private family service will be Friday, Jan. 29, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra.  A graveside service will be at 12 p.m., Friday, Jan. 29, at St. Patrick Cemetery in St. Patrick, Mo.

The funeral service will be live streamed through Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel. Follow the link on their obituary page or go to The live stream will start shortly before the service begins and is available indefinitely through his personal link.

Pallbearers will be Josh Redd, Seth Redd, Jeff Gottman, Jay Gottman, Matthew Hoenes, Michael Hoenes, Zach Riney and Austin Riney.

Honorary pallbearers will be Julie and Jill Redd, Amber and Zandy Gottman, Heather Kite, Bethaney and Jason Wisehart, Karley and Kayla Riney, Mackenzy Hess and Kaley Augspurg, her great-grandchildren and Olav Skinness of Norway, a former foreign exchange student of the family.

Memorials may be made to St. Patrick’s Cemetery or the Irene Riney Memorial Fund to benefit local youth.

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