Irene Caldwell, 103, of Poteau died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, in Heavener. She was born on May 17, 1909, at Tarby to Dennis and Lou Ella (Brown) James. Irene James married Paul Caldwell on Feb. 27, 1926, in Poteau. She was a clerk/seamstress, retired from Jo-Jean Dress Shop, where she was employed for 20 years.
Irene is preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul Caldwell, a son Dennis James Caldwell, two brothers, Ellis Levi James and Arthur Martin James.
Irene is survived by a daughter, Hazel Manning of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren, Dennis Caldwell Jr. of Norman, David Caldwell of Poteau, Reed Manning of Las Vegas and Diane Manning Ahonen of Denver, Colo.; four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Eleanor Caldwell of Poteau; and numerous other family, friends and loved ones.
Graveside services for interment of ashes will be held at 10 a.m, Saturday, March 30, 2013, in Witteville Cemetery, Poteau, with Bro. Jeff Little officiating. Services are under the direction of Grace Manor Funeral Home of Poteau.