Irene Mittie Carden Fleenor
Published 4:30 pm Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Irene Mittie Carden Fleenor, born September 22, 1926, passed into her heavenly home on August 15, 2022 at Hermitage Healthcare. She lived all her life in Carter County in the Horseshoe Community above Wilbur Dam.
Irene was an accomplished seamstress making clothes for her family. She retired from East Tennessee Undergarment. Irene loved the Lord, she was a soft spoken woman, and loved her family and her Keenburg Freewill Baptist Church family.
She was the daughter of the late Kinch L. Carden and Juanita Collins Carden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Hershiel Fleenor; her son, Robert Fleenor; her grandson, Michael Fleenor; two daughters-in-law, Patti Fleenor and Gayle Fleenor; her brothers, Willard Carden, Verl Carden, Elmer Carden, Herbert Carden, Ira Carden, Huey Carden and Gee Carden; a sister, Stella Mae Carden; a grandson by marriage, Brian Barron; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her children, Gene (Gail) Fleenor, Linda (James) Gresham and Jerry Fleenor; her grandchildren, Jennifer (Billy) Olson, Nancy (Todd) Weaver, Shane Fleenor, Brigitte Howell, Ginger (Josh) Wilcox, Maggie (Sam) Booher, Christie Barron and Rachel Fleenor; her great-grandchildren, Hannah Woodby, Blair and Mabel Olson, Seth and Abigail Fleenor, Andrew and Adelyn Weaver, Elizabeth and Henry Booher, Ava, Sophia and Grant Howell, Luke and Ally Barron, Carrie Casey and Meesha Fleenor; and six great-great-grandchildren.
A Service to Celebrate the Life of Irene Fleenor will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, August 21, at Memorial Funeral Chapel with her son, Rev. Gene Fleenor, and Rev. R.L. Poole officiating. Interment will follow at Happy Valley Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Todd Weaver, Andrew Weaver, Sam Booher, Frankie Adams, Josh Wilcox, Billy Olson, Cole Grayless and Shane Fleenor. Honorary pallbearers are her church family at Keenburg Freewill Baptist Church and Dr. Allen Garrett. Special appreciation and thanks to the staff and nurses at Hermitage Healthcare and to Caris Hospice. Any donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital in memory of Irene Fleenor. The family will receive friends from noon until the service hour at 2 p.m., prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website, www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Fleenor family.