Ilene M. Mallett

May 27, 1929February 16, 2021

Ilene May Mallett Hennessy passed away peacefully in her sleep on February 16, 2021. She was born on May 27, 1929 in Guthrie County, Iowa to Druella (Smouse) and Clint Heater and lived in Iowa until 1963 when she moved to Colorado. Ilene was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, one sister, and 2 great men in her life: Glen R. Mallett and Charles (Chuck) D. Hennessy. Ilene was an artist in many ways. She worked in photography studios for 30 years coloring school pictures, as well as doing oil painting and china painting. Ilene also wrote poetry and a book about how she was raised in the thirties. She is survived by her sister Mary Ellen Fish, two children, Rhonda Sue (Ron) Beug, Ricky Dean (Anne) Mallett, seven grandchildren: Amy (Matt) Karrels, Ann (Les) Shaw, Joseph (Noelle) Beug, Amanda (Jeremy) Sampson, Dustin (Melissa) Leonhardt, Adam (Angie) Leonhardt and Travis (Hope) Mallett; and 15 great grandchildren. There will be a family memorial service at 10:00am on Friday, February 26th, 2021 at Memorial Gardens in Colorado Springs.

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  • Ricky Mallett
  • Ron Beug
  • Joseph Beug
  • Dustin Leonhardt
  • Adam Leonhardt
  • Travis Mallett


  • Memorial Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021


  • Commital Service

    Friday, February 26, 2021


Ilene M. Mallett

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February 22, 2021

I remember a very PATIENT lady and a great mom. It's a good thing we were such little angels. Many good times and fond memories.

Darla Seaton

February 22, 2021

I will miss Aunt Ilene so much. We talked often and always wound up laughing about one thing or another. One of us would start by saying "do you remember...." and then the other would say it. If any of our family asked about something in the past, I would say "I'll ask Aunt Ilene. She will know", and she always did.

Melinda Heater

February 22, 2021

We shared May 27th as our birthday and tried to touch base each year. We also loved great guys! Glen was perfect and he sure loved Ilene! She will be missed.

Shelly Fish

February 22, 2021 were always such a small woman with a big presence in our lives.. I remember as a child .. wanting beautiful fingernails like you had. It made me stop biting mine.. such a silly memory but it always makes me smile. Rest in peace dear auntie.