Freda Irene Salsman, age 86, of Monett, Mo., passed away at 9:10 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012 at Cox South Hospital in Springfield, Mo.
Irene was born on May 3, 1925 in Ritchey, Mo., the fourth child born to Albert Hatfield and Eula (Nimmo) Hatfield.
She grew up in the Pierce City area and graduated from Pierce City High School. Irene was a homemaker. One of her greatest joys in life was spending time with her family.
On June 8, 1943 in Aurora, Colo., Irene Hatfield and Russell Salsman were united in marriage. He preceded her in death in October of 2000. Also preceding her in death were a son, Larry Salsman; a sister; and two brothers.
She is survived by one son: Kenny Salsman and wife, Lyla, of Monett, Mo.; one daughter: Cheryl Elbert and husband, Ray, of Pierce City, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
|Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2012 at the Van Buren Black Fox Cemetery west of Wentworth, Mo. Reverend Ronnie Howerton will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions can be made to Loaves and Fishes in care of the funeral home.||Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home.|