Irene Frances Kitsmiller Redman, 74, of Topeka, passed away Saturday, November 6, 2021.
She was born October 26, 1947, in Lawrence, Kansas, the daughter of Perry and Martha Rose Kitsmiller. Irene married Clyde Stephen Redman on August 12, 1972. Survivors include her daughter, Melody Susanne Curtis, son-in-law Brian Curtis, and granddaughter, Rose Curtis. A step-daughter Linda Marie Jackson. A step-son, Frederick Stephen Redman, grandchildren Jessica Redman and Joshua Redman. Her brother, Ralph Kitsmiller. Her brother, Roger Kitsmiller. Her sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Leroy Elder. Her sister and brother-in-law Lois and Paul Draper. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Clyde Stephen Redman, November 1, 2021.
Irene graduated from Lawrence High School in 1965. Irene then earned her cosmetology license in 1967. She worked in salons in downtown Topeka until opening her own salon, Avenue Hair Styling in 1988. After closing the salon, she continued to work because of the purpose and fulfillment it gave her.
Irene enjoyed painting landscapes of scenes from growing up in Kansas, mountain scenes from travels to the Rockies, and ocean scenes from travels with her husband on his diving trips. Irene, very proudly, had one of her paintings published on the cover of the Journal of the Kansas Trial Lawyers Association in 1985.
Additionally, Mrs. Redman took much pleasure in planting, cultivating, harvesting, and preserving the food she grew. She was a talented seamstress and needle worker who could make just about anything. She believed in helping others and volunteered for various causes throughout her life. Most recently she, and her husband Steve, delivered meals for the Meals on Wheels group in Topeka.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels - Topeka 2134 SW Westport Drive, Topeka, KS 66614.
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