Services: 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, at Evans Funeral Home

Irene (Stilley) Peterson, 93, of Houston, MO., passed away Jan. 26, 2018, at Texas County Memorial Hospital under Hospice of Care. She was born March 18, 1924, in Lynchburg, Mo., to James and Ermina (McCoy) Stilley.

She grew up in Lynchburg and graduated from Houston High School. She married Dave Romines in 1942 and to this union one daughter, Nancy Le,e was born. Irene married Raymond John Peterson on Dec. 7, 1956, in Houston, Mo.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and her siblings, Raymond Stilley, Claude McCoy, Maggie Pearcy, Gladys Ramsey and Dale Stilley.

Irene was saved and baptized as a young girl; she served God her whole life. She attended Bloomington Nazarene Church in California, teaching Sunday school and any other capacity they needed. After moving back to Houston, Mo., in 1998, she attended the Church of God as long as her health allowed.

Irene worked as a bank teller and loan officer for many years in Fontana, Calif., and then went in to real estate, where she made many friends; always taking good care of her clients. She enjoyed people and loved getting to know them.

She enjoyed making crafts, quilting and traveling with her daughter and son-in-law.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Machacek and husband, Verne, of Houston, Mo.; three grandchildren, Mike Machacek and wife, Brandy, from Albuquerque, N.M., Monica Hall and husband, Sonny, from Parksley, Va., and Dayna Greene and husband, Chris, from Colorado Springs, Colo.; 11 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

Irene was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is now with the one she so longed to meet, her Lord and Savior. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Services are 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, at Evans Funeral Home. Burial will be in Embree-Dutch Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home. Pallbearers were Bruce Gaither, Roy Gaither, George Ramsey, Jason Ramsey, Harley Bowman and Kenny Stickens.

Memorials may be made Texas County Hospice of Care, in lieu of flowers. To send an online condolence, go to


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