Irene Jez

Aug. 7, 1929 - Dec. 7, 2018

Irene (Mikeska) Jez, age 89, of Waco, passed away Friday, December 7, 2018 in West. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 11, at Aderhold Funeral Home Chapel in West. Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m., Tuesday at Seaton Cemetery near Temple. The family will receive visitors from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Monday, at the funeral home.

Irene was born August 7, 1929 in Meeks, Texas, the daughter of the late William "Bill" and Emily (Kudlacek) Mikeska. She was a graduate of Rogers High School. Irene was united in marriage to James Jez in Temple and he preceded her in death on October 4, 1981. Irene worked as a licensed vocational nurse for over 42 years at the West Community Hospital and West Rest Haven until her retirement in 1991. She enjoyed cooking, dancing, and the many family picnics at Lake Whitney. Irene especially loved spending time with her family. She was a member of Temple Brethren Church and was also a member of the SPJST Lodge #66 at Linden Hall.

Survivors include her children, Nora Jean Dye and husband, Rudy, of Playa del Carmen, Mexico, Carolyn Dempsey and husband, Wayne, of Lantana; and twins, James Jez, Jr, of Waco, and Janet Sisak and husband, Jeff; sister, Wilma Jones and husband, John; brother, Wilbert Mikeska and wife, Margaret; grandchildren, Jennifer Laird and husband, Kelly, Justin Dempsey and wife, Carmen, Steven Wade, Ryan Sisak and Payton Sisak; and great-grandchildren, Corbin Combs, Dawn Marie Dempsey, Sarah Bowles and Gracie Dempsey.

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