Illustrious Journalist, Author, Historian, Reporter and Editor, Irma Frances Dupre of Dundee, Illinois Passes Away
“Local historian dies”
Irma F. Dupre, author, historian, reporter and editor, passed away Saturday, April 5, 1980, in the Elgin Mental Health Center.
Miss Dupre, 89, formerly of 129 S. Second St., West Dundee, spent much of her illustrious life with the written word. She wrote the book, “The Romance of Dundee Township.” For the township’s centennial celebration. For many years, until the close of her writing career, she wrote the column, “Suburbiana” for the Cardunal Free Press. She had also worked for The Evanston newspaper, and the defunct Dundee Review. At one time she reported the news over the radio.
Miss Dupre contributed to the written history of St. James Episcopal Church of Dundee in the 1964 Parish Centennial Booklet. She wrote many press releases for various organizations, and at one time for the Dundee Township Public Library and the Dundee Township Historical Society.
She was born Oct. 10, 1890, in Dundee, the daughter of Peter F. and Lucy Blow Dupre and had lived in the Dundee area most of her life.
She was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church of Dundee and a former member of the Zonta Club and the Dundee Historical Society.
There are no immediate survivors.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother Rae.
Memorial services will be hel today, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. in St. James Episcopal church of Dundee, the Rev. Chester Boynton officiating.
There will be no visitation.
Cremation was in Elmlawn Crematory, Elmhurst.
Scharp-Schmidt Funeral Home, West Dundee was in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made in her memory to the Dundee Township Historical Society.
Cardunal Free Press, 16 Apr 1980, Wed., Page 46.
Irma Frances Dupre (1890 – 1980)
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