BARKUME, IRENE RITA (nee WITZLING), age 93, died March 28, 2015. She was born on January 21, 1922 in Royal Oak to the late John and Julia (Liske) Witzling. Beloved wife of the late Stanley. Loving mother of Susan (Richard) Barkume-Larson and James (Michalene). Proud grandmother of Geoffrey and Sean. Dear sister of Marie (the late Francis) Murphy, Genevieve (the late Robert) Price, the late Eileen (the late Gerald) Rance and the late Julia (the late Gerald) Sherwood. A life-long resident of Royal Oak, her family purchased a farm at Eleven Mile and Campbell Road in 1902. She attended St. Mary’s Grade School and Royal Oak (Dondero) High School. She was a beautician in Royal Oak prior to marrying her late husband, Stanley, in 1945. Irene was a member of Shrine of the Little Flower (a Girl Scout co-leader for over ten years), St. Dennis and was currently a member of Guardian Angels, and supported many Catholic charities during her life. She was well-loved and cherished by her large extended family and friends. Funeral arrangements and to share memories, visit: sullivanfuneraldirectors.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Apr. 5, 2015+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View guest book "May the God of all peace give you comfort and may the family..." Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Irene Barkume Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Irene Barkume Add a photo +