Rosemary Irelan

October 11, 1925January 8, 2021

Rosemary Irelan, 95, of Huntsville, Alabama, peacefully entered her heavenly home in the early hours of January 8, 2021. She was born on October 11, 1925 to the late Charles and Delia Crews, in Hendricks County, Indiana.

Rosemary graduated from Amo High School in 1944. She loved working on the family farm. In early years she also lived in Brown County, Coatesville, and Indianapolis, Indiana. In 1964, she moved with her family to Huntsville, Alabama, where she lived the rest of her life. She was a homemaker and family was her life. She enjoyed writing letters and sending cards to many family and friends. She also enjoyed taking pictures, collecting information for family trees, and working on her newspaper clipping hobby. She was a member of Hillwood Baptist Church.

She married Virgil G. Irelan on August 24, 1952, who preceded her in death in 2002. She is survived by her children, Janice L. Reed (Joe), Donna Rose Bitner (Richard E.), Susan Campbell (Richard), Raymond C. Irelan (Penny), and Robert D. Irelan (Tammy). She is also survived by her brother Paul Crews, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her brother Carl Crews, twin sister Ruth Butler, brother Thomas Crews, sister Rachel Bettag, and two grandchildren. She had 14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. Rosemary Irelan was a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.

Donations may be made to Hillwood Baptist Church, 300 Kohler Road, Huntsville, AL 35803. A private service will be held for family at Valhalla Funeral Home, Huntsville, AL.


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Marcie Jones

January 9, 2021

My family has such sweet memories of Mrs. Irelan. Not just in her sweet, caring personality but in all our scrapbooks. Each time any of us were in the Hillwood bulletin or the Huntsville times we would receive a card from her. Inside the card we would find numerous laminated copies of the article, picture or both. We treasure these memories and will always remember her.