Degen, Irene Mary (nee Nicholls), 92, of St. Peters, MO, (formerly Washington, MO) died on February 23, 2020.
Irene was born in Manchester, England on September 27, 1927.
Irene was married to Richard J. Degen on September 19, 1946. They were married 59 years before Richard's death.
Irene is survived by her 2 children, Gary Richard (Christine) Degen and Sharon (Robert) Schleinat; her grandchildren, Sarah (Blake) Reeves, Laura (Donald) Schisler,
Geoffrey (Ashley) Degen, Michael (Molly) Degen, Rachel (Richard) Converse, and Timothy (Jessica) Schleinat; her greatgrandchildren, Charlotte and Burke Reeves, David, Zachary and Juliet Schisler, Alexander, Savannah, Nellie, and Oscar Degen, and Cora and Clark Converse.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard; parents, Geoffrey and Lydia (nee Moreton) Nicholls, sisters Doris, Frances, Gladys, Lydia, Nora and sister who died in infancy, and brothers Geoffrey and Norman.
A Memorial Mass was held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at All Saints Catholic Church in St. Peters, MO. Burial was in St. Francis Borgia Cemetery in Washington, MO the same day.