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“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Dona Virtue Tegeler - IL

“My heart is heavy with my Aunt Toby's passing. I love her so very much. I was so blessed for her and Uncle Larry to live just a few doors down from...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Karla Irwin-Sullivan - Alabaster, AL

“My sister-in-law was the best. Especially holiday time. Christmas at her small house will not be forgotten. All the holidays she hosted in her...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: Jennetta Irwin - Rock Falls, IL

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Isola M. "Toby" Irwin, 81, of Rock Falls, died on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at home surrounded by her loving family.

Toby was born on December 18, 1936 in Moweaqua, Ill. to Aubry D. and Hazel F. (Mullen) Stringer. She married Larry Lee Irwin on June 30, 1972 in Rock Falls. She baby sat many children for several years.

She is survived by her husband Larry, of Rock Falls; her daughters, Mary (Theresa Smith) Irwin of Beloit, Wisc., and Jolene Irwin of Rock Falls; her sons, Mike (Elsie) McCrary of Louden, Tenn., Allen Irwin of New Zealand, and Tim (Shanda) Irwin of Mesa, Ariz.; her sisters, Lois Higgins of Columbia, Tenn., and Denice (Stan) Oncken of Prophetstown; her grandchildren, Thomas (Heather) McCrary, Jacob Irwin, Danny Irwin and Olivia Meyers; her great grandchildren, Malachi, Xavier and Mya, along with numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her brothers, Harlan, Kenneth, Floyd, and Francis; and her sisters, Enid, Marcella, Dortha and Marjorie.

Cremation rites have been accorded. The family asks that you join them in celebrating Toby's life on Saturday, May 5th from 11 AM-1PM at Pizza Ranch in Sterling. A memorial has been established in her memory. To send condolences visit