Obituary for Mrs. Silba Jean Irwin

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Mrs. Silba Jean Irwin

June 13, 1929 - March 15, 2019

Silba Jean (Smith) Irwin, 89, passed away on Friday, March 15, 2019 at Greenwood Village South. In hospice care for 3 years prior to death, Silba passed away peacefully in her sleep. She was a resident of Johnson County.

Silba leaves behind her loving devoted husband of 70 years, Donald Eugene Irwin; loving sister, Imogene Bacon of Fairfax, Virginia; children Linda Baker; Sherry Teipen, Judy Kelley, Teresa Kelley and Bradly Irwin; grandchildren Sonya Sheppard, Christen Burns, Amanda Kelley, Eric Kelley, Jason Irwin, Tracy Parker, Angela Westendorf and Ted Irwin; great grandchildren Donald Odom, Kirsten Lundy, Christian Lundy, Emily Scholl, Xavier Rohlfing and Bishop Kelley; great-great granddaughter Jenavieve Lundy.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Ersel Smith and Eva Orr and a granddaughter, Shana Kelley.

Silba was born on June 13, 1929, in Cub Run, Kentucky, to Van and Lillie Smith. Her family moved to Greenwood, IN when she was in primary school. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1948 and in the same year she married her sweetheart, Donald E. Irwin, on September 3rd. Don and Silba lived in Johnson County while raising their five children. She worked as a Register Nurse for Andrews, Reynolds and Walters Family Practices in Franklin for 38 years and retired with her Sweetheart at South Padre Island, TX in 1991. Silba had many more adventures worthy of mentioning, but will not fit in this eulogy.

Silba enjoyed working in the garden and could always be found right beside her husband helping him with whatever project he was working on. She cherished visits with her five children, traveling with her adventurous / spontaneous husband and soiling her nine grandchildren (who affectionately named her “Mom-Mom.”) Silba will be remembered most of all for her great love with which she loved her family. She always lit up when they came around.

The Rev. Mark Wiley will conduct a funeral service at noon on Monday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 11 a.m. until service time on Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Harris Cemetery in Providence.

Condolences may be made to the Irwin family at

Information: (812) 597-4670



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Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Date: Monday, March 18, 2019

Time: 12:00 pm

Meredith - Clark Funeral Home


179 E. Mulberry Street, Morgantown, IN, 46160

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Born: June 13, 1929
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