Irene Brock

Irene F. Brock, 73, of Gosport, passed away at home, surrounded by her family, on Saturday, June 5, 2021, from pancreatic cancer.  Irene was born in Bloomington, Indiana on November 19, 1947 to George H. McCarty and Ruth Irene (Larriverre) McCarty.  She was a 1965 graduate of Gosport High School and received her Ph.D from Indiana University.  Irene married the love of her life, James “Jim” Brock, on October 2, 1965 and together, they raised a wonderful, loving family.  Irene believed in home remedies and herbal medicine, often researching and living a holistic lifestyle.  Irene was a teacher at heart, having been a professor at Indiana University, Indiana State University, working for the Spencer Owen and Monroe County Community School Corporation and then for the Indiana Department of Education.  

Irene is survived by her daughters, Donnette and husband Don Trader of Gosport, Dana and husband Ken Miller of Shoals, grandchildren, Amanda and husband Tim Greenwell, Sarah and husband Stephen Sexton, Emily Trader, Mya Miller, three step-grandchildren, Trent, Kyle, Traci Miller, great-grandchildren, Chase, Jaxon, Aidan, Preston, Korbin, Ada Lynn, Kayden, and one sister, Grace Ellen Langley and husband Howard.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and infant siblings, Rebecca McCarty, Daniel McCarty and Roberta McCarty.

Visitation will be 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM, Friday, June 18, 2021 at West & Parrish & Pedigo Funeral Home, 105 North Montgomery Street, Spencer.  

A celebration of life will take place at a later date.

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