August 25, 1934 – August 6, 2018
Irene (Shutts) Willits age 83, of Ft Myers, FL went home to be with the Lord on August 6, 2018. In 1961, she moved from Pennsylvania to Port Charlotte, FL. Irene moved with her family to Ft Myers in 1965 and began her career at Inter-County Telephone Company starting as long distance operator (AKA Traffic Department). She worked in the Traffic Department for eleven years, holding positions of long distance operator, coach for new operators, and supervisor. In 1976, she transferred to the Ft Myers Service Center until her retirement in 1996 with 31 years of service. During her tenure at the phone company the name had changed to United Telephone Co., Sprint, and Embarq. After retirement, Irene remained active by working with children at a private day care for two years. Until 2008, Irene was working for Community Bible Study working with children once again. When possible she did volunteer work at the church. Helped with church mailings, helped fix and serve meals at funerals. Irene and her son, Dennis also helped with baptisms. Irene also checked on the sick whether it be at home, hospital, by phone or sending cards along with preparing meals. She really loved people, enjoyed life and felt everyday was a gift from GOD. Irene was the youngest of 5 brothers and 6 sisters and lived the longest of her family. Irene is survived by two sons, David (Debbie) Shutts and of Cape Coral, FL and Dennis Shutts of Ft Myers, FL; two grandchildren, Nick (Brittany) Shutts of Cape Coral, FL and Stephanie (Brett) Glover of Tennessee; great grandchild, Amelia along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. A memorial service will be held at Hodges Funeral Home at Lee Memorial Park, 12777 State Road 82, Ft Myers, FL 33913 on Saturday, August 25th at 10am followed by burial of the urn. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made in her honor to First Assembly of God Music Department. Info 239-334-4880.
- Memorial Service Saturday, August 25, 2018
- Graveside Saturday, August 25, 2018
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August 23, 2018
I met Irene when I became a part of the choir at First Assembly of God- Fort Myers. She was an active member of the church and, on occasion when I was missing on a Sunday, she'd contact me to ensure I was okay. Irene had a big heart of pure gold and always had a smile on her lips. She was a precious lady who will be dearly missed. I extend my deepest condolences to Dennis (who always ribbed me with humor) and the rest of the family. May God's comforting arms wrap you all with His peace, 💕
August 11, 2018
We have lived next door to Irene since 1971. She an her family became our family all this time. We loved her cooking which was like our family’s ole time cooking Holidays, birthdays an Church was part of our lives. Even though the last few years our lives got busy we knew she was always there We have always loved her an her family an always will. We will miss her an her prayers.