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Irene E. Bartell Irene E. Bartell, 86, of Machesney Park, died at 9:10 pm, Tuesday, April 10, 2007, in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center. Born April 2, 1921 in Rockford, the daughter of William L. and Katherine (Foley) Murphy. She married Robert J. Bartell in Rockford in 1942. He predeceased her on July 18, 1991. Member of St. Bridget Catholic Church. Irene is survived by 3 sons, Gary R. (Sharon) Bartell of Apple Canyon Lake, IL, Curt (Fran) Bartell of Rockford and Chuck Bartell of Machesney Park , IL; grandchildren, Kristine (Bruce) Meekhof, Lisa (Kevin) Williams, Jodi (Jeff) Zeal, Mark (Teri) Miles, Shannon (Eric) Zichterman, Amy (Jamie) Bowman, Kim (Ron) Perrine, and Kathy and Matt Bartell; great-grandchildren, Spencer and Nathan Meekhof, Eric and Lauren Williams, Jenna and Jacob Zeal, Shane and Derek Miles, and Collin and Emma Bowman. Predeceased by brother, William J. Murphy. A special thanks to Dr. Michael Maloney and staff and OSF St. Anthony Visiting Nurses for the care and compassion given to Irene. Funeral Mass at 1:00 pm, Friday, April 13, 2007, in St. Bridget Catholic Church, 600 Clifford Ave., with Father Brian Olsen officiating. Visitation on Thursday evening, April 12, 2007, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, in Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, 1860 S. Mulford Rd., with rosary recited at 7:45 pm, and from 12:30 till time of service in the church. Interment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. To