Irene worked as a teacher in the Hillsboro and Fox School
Districts. Obtained a Bachelor of Arts and Education from
Washington University and a Masters Degree in
Environmental Education from Webster University. A
member of the Lake Tishomingo Garden Club, Biloxi
Mississippi Jazz Club, and the Biloxi Mississippi Scottish
Society. She was passionate about environmental and
human service issues.
Survived by daughter- Betty (husband Lou) Struckman of
Crestwood Missouri, granddaughter- Lisa (husband John)
Mahoney of Hillsboro Missouri, great-grandchildren Jennifer
Hornung of Louisville Kentucky, Michael Hornung of
Crestwood Missouri and Jeffrey Williamson of Hillsboro
Missouri, also a sister- Lillian Gale of Murphysboro Illinois
and a brother in law Jerome Schwartzmann.
Preceded in death by her Husband of 61 years Richard C.
Ross, parents James H. and Florence E. Maclean (nee
Powell) as well as a grandson-Jeffrey R. Struckman
And brother- Deward Maclean, two sisters- Mildred Klein
and Nina Schwartzmann.And a brother in law Hilbert Gale