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Irene Wimberly McLendon

April 3, 1924 - January 1, 1970

Services for Irene Wimberly McLendon, 93, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church with Pastor Nat Barnett officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Ridge Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.

Irene was born in Oak Ridge, LA on April 3…read more

Services for Irene Wimberly McLendon, 93, will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church with Pastor Nat Barnett officiating. Burial will be at the Oak Ridge Baptist Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Monroe.

Irene was born in Oak Ridge, LA on April 3, 1924. She was graduated from Louisiana Polytechnic University with a degree in business administration. While attending Louisiana Tech she was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority, served as secretary, and was also a member of the Blue Jacket honorary organization.

Irene and her husband, Gerald were married 73 years, and lived in New Orleans 38 years. While there she was active in the Twilight Garden Club, overture for the Cultural Season, served as president of the Kappa Delta Alumnae Organization, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Colonial Dames XVII Century.

After moving to Oak Ridge, she served as president of the Pierian Club, was a member of the Literary Forum and Chaplain of Morehouse Abraham Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, PEO, plus many administrative offices, both in New Orleans and Oak Ridge United Methodist Churches. She was also the originator of the Oak Ridge “Rendezvous.”

Preceding her in death were her mother, Carrie Wiggers Wimberly; her father, Abner Perry Wimberly, Sr.; and her brother, Abner Perry Wimberly, Jr.

Irene is survived by her husband, Gerald McLendon; daughter, Jerelyn McLendon; son, Wallace McLendon and wife Kate; daughter, Ginger McLendon Foley and husband, Mark; grandchildren, Russell McLendon and wife Meryl, Kristy Roper Kennedy, M.D. and husband, Adam, M.D., Julie French, Randle Roper, Stephen Roper and wife Crystal; great-grandchildren, Claudia McLendon, Patrick McLendon, Wally Kennedy, Lilly Kennedy, James Kennedy, Graham Kennedy, Julian French, Brayden Roper, Chase Roper, Dayne Roper, Ethan Roper, Austin Roper; nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM, Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Oak Ridge United Methodist Church.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Dr. Adam Kennedy, Andy Barham, Clint Shepard, Gene Allen, Tommy Barham, Brad Wimberly, Russell McLendon, and Mark Foley.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Oak Ridge United Methodist Church, Oak Ridge, LA 71264 or Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home, 904 Deville Lane, Ruston, LA or the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.com.

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Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time: 01:00 pm - 02:00 pm

Oak Ridge United Methodist Church

Oak Ridge, Louisiana


Service Information


Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time: 02:00 pm

Oak Ridge United Methodist Church

Oak Ridge, Louisiana


Cemetery Information


Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

Oak Ridge Baptist Cemetery

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Oak Ridge, LA

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