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December 10, 1919 February 23, 2018
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Mrs. Irene Parsons Komer, age 98, passed away on Friday, February 23, 2018 in Sonshine Manor, Republic, Missouri. Irene was born to Julius and Eva (Herrin) Lindberg in Savonburg, Kansas on December 10, 1919.

Irene moved to El Dorado, Kansas in 1965 and began working at Foodtown Grocery Store. She remained in El Dorado working at several retail stores during the next 45 years, lastly at Wal-Mart as a door greeter. In 2010, she moved to Republic, Missouri to be closer to her daughter.

Irene was a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in El Dorado, and a former member of the Methodist Church in Savonburg. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, nana, and great-grandmother. Irene valued the closeness of her family and friends. She enjoyed helping others, crocheting, quilting and traveling.

Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, Wendell Parsons; husband of 8 years, John Komer; her parents; brothers, Maurice and Ed Lindberg; grandchildren, Gerald and Jerry Bennett; and step-family, Betty Lutz, Skip Osborn, Ray Hoffman, John (Eva) Komer.

She is survived by daughters, Wanda Bennett and Sheryl (Gary) Blankenship; grandchildren, LaWanda Bennett, Ray (Angie) Bennett, Nikki Bennett, Ryan (Rachel) Blankenship, and Kara (Lynn) Nutt; great grandchildren Diontae’ Bennett, Ashley Ice, Isabella and Alexandria Bennett, and Roman Blankenship; one great-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews; and step-family, Anna Hoffman, Dick Lutz, Mary (Chuck) Demo, Donna Osborn, Gene Komer and Marge Wolfer, as well as extended Komer family.

A visitation will be held at 9:00 a.m., with the funeral service beginning at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, March 1, 2018, in Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado, Kansas. The graveside service will follow in Mt. Moriah Cemetery, Savonburg, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation or Alzheimer Association in care of Irene Komer.

Local arrangements were entrusted to Meadors Funeral Home, Republic, Missouri. Family and friends may share online condolences, on this website, at

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