School 12

Ione R

Obituary

Ione R, faithful wife, and mother, died peacefully at The Village at South Farms after recently celebrating a joyous 100th birthday filled with love, laughter, family and friends. Ione graduated from Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. and received a B.A. degree in Physical Education from Howard University. She later continued her studies at the University of D.C. and Trinity College, Washington, D.C.

After graduating from Howard, Ione received a fellowship to study Health Education at Hampton Institute. She taught at Hampton Institute where she met her future husband, Everett. She taught in the DC Public School System for 15 years. Throughout her 64 years of marriage, she and Everett provided a loving and stable home, a college education for both their daughters and grandchildren and supported countless extended family members.

Ione was a tireless advocate for education and was an enthusiastic cheerleader for every family member who earned a degree. She will always be remembered for being a proud Howard alum, her love of music, plants, and shopping, but most of all, her love for family and her loyal friendship.

Viewing in Connecticut will be on Wednesday, September 21st at Doolittle Funeral Home, 14 Old Church Street, Middletown from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. A viewing and service in Maryland will be at Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD on Friday, September 23rd beginning at 10:00am followed by a memorial service at 11:00am and burial. We invite you to wear something red or pink in honor of Ione. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Village at South Farms – One Company Fund, 645 Saybrook Road, Middletown, CT 06457, or to Hughes United Methodist Church, 10700 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902. To share memories or send condolences to the family, please visit www.doolittlefuneralservice.com.

 

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
September 21, 2022

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Doolittle Funeral Home
14 Old Church Street
Middletown, CT 06457

Visitation
Friday
September 23, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Hughes United Methodist Church
10700 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Funeral Service
Friday
September 23, 2022

11:00 AM
Hughes United Methodist Church
10700 Georgia Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

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