Irma Inez Millaire passed away in St. Louis, Missouri, on Thursday, August 30, at the age of 99.
Irma was born on November 6, 1912, to Seth “Hub” Farmer and Alfa Omega Daniels Farmer.
Irma’s family roots go back to the time of the Texas War of Independence. She grew up helping her family on the farm and even helping her father break horses. She maintained a love of the outdoors and of animals all her life. As a child she knew horses and wagons, riding horseback to school, as the automobile was still a very new invention.
On March 22, 1936, she married John Paul Millaire in Brady. They had a close and loving relationship through the years. They were together for 59 years until his death in 1995. Their marriage was blessed with two children John Paul Jr. and Melba. They moved a lot through the years as John’s job as a construction iron worker took him to job sites throughout the United States. Irma took care of the family and would move to the next construction site at the end of each school year so that the children’s education would be disrupted as little as possible.
After retiring, they would travel the western United States in their Winnebago and with their fishing boat. They eventually moved back to Mason where Irma lived until moving to St. Louis in order to be close to her children.
Irma is survived by her children John Paul Millaire Jr. and Melba Millaire both of St. Louis and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, a sister Eloise Kuhlmann and her brothers Glenn “Preacher” Farmer and Seth Farmer.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, September 4, at 1:00 p.m. in the Mason Funeral Home chapel with Pastor Chad Barnett officiating. Interment followed in the Gooch Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.