SHELBY - Ramona ‘Mona K' Katherine Mayer Irvin, 68, of Shelby died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006, at Marias Medical Center due to a lengthy illness.
A family gathering will be held at a later date.
Mona K was born Jan. 30, 1937, at Glasgow to Mark and Josephine (Emily) Mayer. She was raised in Havre, where she graduated from Central High School in 1955. She married Dwayne Irvin on Sept. 19, 1964, in Conrad. Along with being a homemaker, she had worked as a waitress at various places in Shelby.
She was a member of First Baptist Church and enjoyed ice skating, playing softball, golf and bowling. Her favorite sports stars were Michelle Kwan and Tiger Woods.
Mona K was preceded in death by her parents; infant children, Tina Louise and Gustaveous Terry; and brother, Frank Mayer.
Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Dwayne Irvin of Shelby; daughters, Paula Anderson of Shelby, Margie (Ken) Foran of Helena and Ellen (Lyle) Bleecker of Shelby; sons, Mark (Shirley) Furr of Shelby, David (Jean) Irvin of Shelby, Joe (Pam) Irvin of Conrad and Mark (Wendy) Irvin of Helena; daughter-in-law, Carol Irvin of Shelby; sisters, Betty Jo Strissel of Havre, D.P. Stubbin of Havre and Patricia Smith of South Carolina; brothers, David Mayer, Mark Mayer and Patrick Mayer, all of Havre; 22 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; close friend, Bea Mascarenas; and the many people whose lives she touched.
The family suggests memorials to the youth groups of First Baptist Church of Shelby or Glacier View Baptist Church in Browning.
Whitted Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whittedfuneralchapel.com.