A celebration of life for Irene M. (Chipman) Grout, 85, of Pleasantview Home of Kalona was held June 23 at the Sharon Center United Methodist Church in rural Kalona with Pastor Doug Cue officiating. Burial followed at the South Sharon Cemetery in rural Riverside. Irene Grout died Sunday, June 19, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City following a brief illness. A memorial fund has been established for the Sharon Center United Methodist Church or Iowa City Hospice.
Irene Margaret Chipman was born Aug. 23, 1925, in Tiffin, the daughter of Arthur and Edith (Cox) Chipman. She graduated from Sharon Center High School. On Nov. 21, 1942, she was united in marriage to Irvin “Mose” Grout in Missouri. Irene was a homemaker and was also employed by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, the Kalona Bakery, and as an election poll clerk.
Local survivors include sister-in-law Daisy Chipman of North Liberty.