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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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