January 28, 1921 - October 31, 2017
Lillian Margaret Irwin was born on January 28, 1921, in Rusk County, Texas, and she passed away at the age of 96 on October 31, 2017. She was the first of six children born to Clarence and Bertha Barton Burton. On June 1, 1940, she married the love of her life, Wilton Irwin, and together they had three children. A celebration of life will be held at Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home in Henderson, TX at 2:00pm on Friday, November 3, 2017, with Dr. William Smythe officiating, under the direction of Crawford-A. Crim Funeral Home. Visitation will immediately follow the service. Lillian was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 46 years; a sister, Betty Boyd and husband, Earl; brothers, Charlie Burton and wife, Dickie; Douglas Burton and wife, Jimmie; and a brother-in-law, Charlie Gibson. Lillian is survived by her children; Garland Irwin and wife, Jeanne; Elaine Hale and husband, Mark; and Ronnie Irwin and wife, Beth; all of Lake Cherokee. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Earline Bozman and husband, Kenneth of Longview TX; Rena Faye Gibson Kavanaugh and husband, Forrest of Red Oak, TX; and many nieces and nephews. Lillian attended school in the Crims Chapel Community and graduated from Henderson High School in 1939. She was a member of First Baptist Church for over 65 years, where she was the treasurer for the Claudia Holder Sunday School Class for many years and an active member of the Keenagers Senior Group. She enjoyed traveling and was an avid game player with her special friends. Lillian was a master seamstress, making cheerleading uniforms, dance recital costumes and beautiful clothing. She also worked at Pen-Ray Pharmacy for over 20 years and was a member of the Henderson’s Women’s Forum. The family would like to thank the staffs of Brookdale Henderson, Autumn Leaves Nursing Home, Assist Care Home Health and Angel Care Hospice for the kind and loving care provided to their loved one over the past years. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.crawfordacrim.com.
Lillian Margaret Irwin was born on January 28, 1921, in Rusk County, Texas, and she passed away at the age of 96 on October 31, 2017. She was the first of six children born to Clarence and Bertha Barton Burton. On June 1, 1940, she married the... View Obituary & Service Information
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