Irene M. Creighton

July 26, 1933 – Feb. 4, 2011

Irene M. Creighton, 77, of Palmyra, passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison.

Irene was born July 26, 1933, the daughter of the late Harry and Hazel (Sake) Bennett. She married Dean Creighton on Oct. 16, 1953, in Washington, D.C., and they were longtime residents of the Palmyra area.

Irene enjoyed puzzles, gardening, bird watching, but mostly spending time with her great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth (Debra) Creighton of Waukesha; grandchildren, Stacey (Jason) Fenner of Palmyra and Kenneth Creighton of Palmyra; stepgrandchildren, Bryan, Sarah, David and Daniel Ellenberger; great-grandchildren, Maddison and Jackson Fenner; and her sister-in-law, Genevieve Bennett of Florida. Irene is further survived by other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean; and a brother, Harry Bennett.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Mealy’s Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra, with the Rev. Karen Klatt officiating. Burial will follow at Hillside Cemetery.

Mealy’s Funeral Home, 495-2127, is assisting the family. For the online obituary and guest registry, please go to