Irene Joan M. Elkins (1892-1984)

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Irene Joan M. Elkins Lyons
Saint Francis Cemetery
Born: 26 Aug 1892 Langston, Montcalm, Michigan
Died: 13 Oct 1984 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Warren Elkins
Mother: Elmira Scholt
Siblings: Irene Joan M. Elkins
Howard Elkins
Armetta Belle Elkins
Agnes Elkins
Spouse: Elias Lyons
Married: 8 Oct 1908 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: Bernard E. Lyons
Kathleen Anastacia Lyons
Gertrude Ann Lyons
Mildred Irene Lyons


Petoskey News-Review, Monday, October 15, 1984:

Irene M. Lyons, 92

Irene M. Lyons, 92, of Petoskey, died Oct. 13, 1984, at Petoskey Nursing Center.

Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at St. Francis Xavier Church. Fr. Wilbert Hegener, OFM, will officiate and burial will be in St. Francis Cemetery.

The former Irene M. Elkins was born Aug. 26, 1892, at Langston, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Warren Elkins.

She moved to Petoskey in 1908 and was married to Elias Lyons on July 3, 1908. The couple resided in Petoskey and Mr. Lyons preceded her in death on March 21, 1934.

Mrs. Lyons was a member of St. Francis Church, the Secular Franciscan Order and the Altar Society.

Survivors include one son, Bernard Lyons of Jenison; three daughters, Mrs. Eldon (Mildred) Peck, Mrs. Calvin (Gertrude) Compton and Mrs. Don (Kathleen) Grossman all of Petoskey; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Agnes Menson of Michigan Center and Armetta Hoover of Petoskey.

The family suggests memorials to St. Francis Endowment Fund. Envelopes for that purpose are available at Winchester-Hallead Funeral Home where friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.

A rosary will be recited 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
LYONS, Elias & ELKINS, Joan
Date: 10/8/1908
Liber: 4
Folio: 139
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Lyons, Irene M.
Date of Death: 10/13/1984
Liber: 1984
Folio: 370
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Lyons, Irene M. (Elkins)
Age: 92
Born: 08/26/1892
Died: 10/13/1984
Burial: 10/17/1984
Cemetery: St. Francis, Petoskey
Funeral Home: Winchester-Hallead, Petoskey
Lot: 1-4-7
  • Gravestone: photo by Sheri Nozawa