Irene M Rivera

1928 - 2012

Irene M. Rivera, 83, of Portland, passed away Friday, May 25, 2012, at Fulton Nursing and Rehab. She was born August 8, 1928, in Loose Creek, the daughter of the late Hugo Heinen and the late Regina Heinen. Irene was united in marriage to Andrew Rothove, who preceded her in death in 1969. She then married Joe Rivera, who preceded her in death 1976. Irene enjoyed fishing, watching hummingbirds and flowers and gardening. Irene will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by one son, David Rothove and wife, Melissa, of Portland; one daughter, Patricia Morgan of Williamsburg; one sister, Nina Dean of Florida; nine grandchildren, Joanie Edgar and husband, Travis, James Rothove, Rose Wallace and husband, Aquino, Stacy Morgan, Mary Atterberry and husband, Earl, Hannah Rothove, Matthew Rothove, Justin Rothove, and Brittany Rothove; and numerous great- grandchildren. In addition to her parents and husband, Irene was preceded in death by one son, Jerome Rothove; two brothers, Teddy Heinen and Herb Heinen; two sisters, Poly Lock and Julia Schmitz; one grandson, Melvin Kerr. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30, 2012. at Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton with Mary Maddox officiating. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. until the time of service also at Maupin Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Callaway Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to the Rothove family c/o Maupin Funeral Home, 301 Douglas Blvd, Fulton, MO 65251. Online condolences may be shared at