Rosa Fern Doty Irelan Birk


Rosa Fern Doty Irelan Birk, 93, of Indianapolis, died Friday, June 2, 2017.

Survivors include her children, Judy Ann (Carl) Slye, Rex E. (Wanda) Irelan, Susie (Paul) Need, Donna C. (Bob) Alvey, Roxane (Steve) Trent; stepsons, Leonard M. “Lennie” Birk, Jr., Robert W. (Mary) Birk; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Leonard Birk and Ralph A. Irelan Sr.; sons, Ralph A. Irelan, Jr., Frank R. Irelan, Dale R. Irelan and David Lee Irelan.

A funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home, 5141 Madison Ave., Indianapolis Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Glenns Valley.

Memorial contributions may be made to Epilepsy or Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, or to Center United Methodist Church.