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Irene Tuttle-Ilusak

November 5, 1937 ~ August 5, 2022 (age 84)


Irene Tuttle-Ilusak, of Columbia, passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, at her home.  She was 84 years of age.

Irene was born November 5, 1937, in Cincinnati, daughter of the late Drew and Mabel Irene Roflow Michael.  She loved being outdoors and birdwatching.  Irene enjoyed dancing, working with ceramics and working puzzles.  She loved her little dog and companion, Emily.

She is survived by her sons, James Brian (and Vikky) Cook, of Orlando, Florida, Jeffrey Blaine (and Debra) Cook, of New Port Richey, Florida; her daughters, Mickie Lynn (and Michael) Riddel, of New Port Richey, Florida, and Joy Brenda McFarland, of Columbia; her grandchildren, Mechelle McFarland, Tara Moore, David Adams, Austin Riddel, Josh Cook, Jessica Cook-Espreo, and Brandon Cook; her fourteen great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Besides her parents, Irene is preceded in death by two sons, William David Cook and Joseph Brentley Cook; and her brother, Ronnie Michael.

Funeral services are 5:00 p.m., Saturday, August 6, 2022, at Bernard Funeral Home, with Bro. Dennis Price officiating.

Visitation will be held after 4:00 p.m., on Saturday, until time for services.

Irene’s arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home.  An online guestbook is available at

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August 6, 2022

4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bernard Funeral Home

Funeral Service
August 6, 2022

5:00 PM
Bernard Funeral Home

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