Irene Elizabeth Archer

July 14, 1937June 6, 2018

Irene Elizabeth Archer, nee McLafferty, age 80 of St. Louis, passed away on June 6, 2018. She was the wife of Raymond A. Archer, Sr., who preceded her in death on Jan 2, 1989.

Irene was born in Arnold Mo., a daughter of Raymond and Elizabeth, nee Devlin, McLafferty. She is survived by her children Dan and Lawrence Archer, Diane Laferney, Barbara Archer, Susan Eaton and Jim Archer. A son Raymond Archer Jr, preceded her in death. Irene also leaves to cherish her memory grandchildren Nicole Batten, Josh Laferney, Stephen Laferney, Wayne Eaton Jr, Sara Eaton, Christian Eaton, Matthew Hames and Connor Archer.

Irene was proud of her 50-year career caring for people as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She loved to go fishing and loved her four-legged cat children Baby and Fritz.

A funeral service will be held at 11:30 am, Saturday, June 9, at Hoffmeister South County Chapel, 1515 Lemay Ferry Rd. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation is at the funeral home from 9:30 am until the time of service.


  • Raymond McLafferty, Father
  • Elizabeth nee Devlin McLafferty, Mother
  • Raymond A Archer Sr., Husband
  • Raymond A. Archer Jr., Son
  • Dan Archer, Son
  • Lawrence Archer, Son
  • Diane Laferney, Daughter
  • Barbara Archer, Daughter
  • Susan Eaton, Daughter
  • Jim Archer, Son
  • Nicole Batten, Granddaughter
  • Josh Laferney, Grandson
  • Stephen Laferney, Grandson
  • Sarah Eaton, Granddaughter
  • Wayne Eaton Jr, Grandson
  • Christian Eaton, Grandson
  • Matthew Hames, Grandson
  • Connor Archer, Grandson


  • Visitation Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2018

Irene Elizabeth Archer

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Christian Eaton

August 7, 2018

Irene is technically my grandmother but she will always be mommy to me and I will always be her son. She did the worlds best thing and took me in when I was born and raised me as her own at 60 years old after already raising 7 of her own children, when she could have been relaxing and enjoying her retirement. She has the biggest heart and I can only hope to be half as good as a person she is. She is so modest, caring, independent, and unique. She has taught me so much that I will take with me for the rest of my life. We have so many great memories together. I never thought that the day would come where I wouldn’t be able to see her, hug and kiss and talk to her. She will forever be my world and my number 1. I miss you so much mommy and I’m going to make you proud I promise, I’ll cherish you forever and I’m going to carry on your legacy and our love for eachother through my daughter violet, your great grand daughter. No matter how hard it is for me to not have you here in person anymore I’m happy just knowing you’re at peace and you are reunited with your husband, son, your parents, brothers and sisters and the rest of your friends and family and that your in heaven watching over and protecting me and my family. I hope Huey our dog is up there with you. I love you so so so much mommy and will never ever forget you. We will be together again one day I know we will. Until then I promise to make you proud and be the man that you know i can be and I’m going to try my very hardest to stay strong no matter how hard this is for me. Feel free to please send me a sign or visit me in my dreams! I love you. ❤️ xoxo your son Christian. 😌💚

Rev Bobbie Browne Jr

June 9, 2018

Irene was my Aunt, her husband Ray Archer Sr was my mom Carol Archer Browne's Brother. I have fond memories of visiting Aunt Irene. I recall her cooking for us, BBQ, And a fav that she did was her tuna casserole. Always remember her Cats of course as well as her smile, and we know she did love to fish and go to Clearwater Lake. We sure enjoyed coming seeing Uncle Ray and Aunt Irene when we were young and hanging out with their children our cousins. The old song writer penned these words, Precious Memories how they linger, How they ever flood my soul, in the stillness of the midnight, Precious sacred scenes unfold. Our prayers are with our cousins and their families who are left to grieve and who are hurting right now. My prayer is that God and His Precious Holy Spirit would come upon each one of you and give you strength during this most difficult Time. Our Loss is truly Heaven's gain as we know Irene is no longer suffering. So to the family and friends we are not saying goodbye, we are just saying see ya!!! God Bless!!!

mary sanders

June 8, 2018

Irene and I were friends as teenagers then she became my sister-in-law we had good times together. Every year when I went to Mo. I would spend time with her. She will be missed .love you Irene RIP in heaven