In loving memory of

Irene L. Schoonover
October 15, 1931 - June 29, 2022

Irene L. Schoonover
Cuba - Irene Lavon (Stammer) Schoonover, 90, of Cuba, passed away at 5:17 pm, on Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at the Clayberg Nursing Home in Cuba. She was born October 15, 1931, in Estherville, IA, to George and Edna Mary (Dorsey) Stammer. Irene married Loyal "Schoonie" Schoonover on October 17, 1948, in Jackson, MN. He preceded her in death on June 10, 2014.
Irene is survived by her two sons, Edwin Schoonover of Wee-Ma-Tuk and Jeffrey (Ann) Schoonover of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico; five grandchildren, Shaun Schoonover, Shane Schoonover, Amanda (Jason) Palmer, Megan Schoonover, and Aaron Schoonover; ten great-grandchildren; Alex, Ashleigh, Peyton, Abbie, Evan, Addison, Jake, Deacon, Tiffany, and Owen; one brother, Harold (Gloria) Stammer; and several nieces and nephews.
Irene was also preceded in death by her parents; one grandson, Casey Schoonover; five brothers, Jim, Everett, Clifford, Ralph, and Lloyd; and three sisters, Marion, Mildred, and Evelyn.
Irene was a homemaker who devoted all her time to caring for her husband, her sons, her grandkids, and so many others throughout her life. She enjoyed cooking and baking for all occasions, reading, and watching Westerns and Jeopardy.
Irene's life reflected her strong faith in God. She enjoyed reading her Bible and had a deep love for Jesus.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Friday, July 8, 2022, at Oaks-Hines Funeral Home in Canton. A visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at White Chapel Memory Gardens in Canton.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in Canton.
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Oaks-Hines Funeral Home and Crematory in Canton is in charge of arrangements.


Mike Simmons wrote on Jul 6, 2022:

"Eddie was my first best friend, we went to school from first grade through high school together. Irene was my second mom. She was a great cook, beautiful homemaker and a loving person. She lived a full and beautiful life! God bless you and I will see you on the other side. Mike Simmons"

Janet Edmonds wrote on Jul 4, 2022:

"My heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the family, May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times you shared together as you celebrate a life blessed and well lived. Psalms 90:10 "

Robert Breckenridge wrote on Jul 3, 2022:

"I was one of those \"so many others throughout her life\" that Irene and Schoonie cared for .. when I especially needed it. And, I never again saw her without laughter and love. She was a special human being and we are all richer for having known her. Deepest sympathies to Jeff and Eddie and their families. I have continued to think of Irene so often over the years and I know I always will. May she rest forever in peace."

Robert D. Conner wrote on Jul 2, 2022:

"My condolences to the Schoonover family. We Conner?s and Schoonover?s were longtime family neighbors and close friends growing up on the South end of town. Prayers to Ed and family on your loss. "

Joanne Nell wrote on Jul 2, 2022:

"So sorry to hear about the loss of Irene. She was truly a wonderful lady who brightened everyone?s day. Love seeing pictures from when she and Loyal were young. Irene was beautiful and I can see her in Shane. I know that Irene?s forever love Loyal was waiting, welcoming her when she left this world. They are both young again living pain free with Jesus. Will keep Ed and the rest of the family in thought and prayer during this sad time. Please let me know if you need anything. Love you all. "

Dixie Malott wrote on Jul 1, 2022:

"A beautiful soul. She was a very special woman. With Love & friendship."

Genie Mooney wrote on Jul 1, 2022:

"She will forever be my favorite person I ever met...I looked forward to our days in the beauty shoppe she was beautiful inside and out I truly will miss her"

Kendra Smith wrote on Jul 1, 2022:

"Irene was an amazing lady, with a one of a kind soul. She was always checking on \"her girls\" and she never failed to let us know she loved us. I had the privilege to know Irene for 5 years, and I wish I had known her longer. She made quite the impact in that time, and I will always cherish the memories I have!!! I\'ll be thinking of Ed and the rest of the family in the days to come. "

Jamie Adams wrote on Jul 1, 2022:

"What a wonderful woman. She will be missed. "

Charlie wrote on Jul 1, 2022:

"My thoughts and prayers go to Irene\'s family.. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. She was a good friend( Not just another patient) I will miss her so much ?"