Irine Hight

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Irine Hight

January 07, 1955 - March 05, 2019

Irine Hight Irine Fay Hight, age 64, Joplin, Mo., passed away at 8:09 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2019, at Mercy Hospital after an illness.
Irine was born January 7, 1955, in Eureka, Calif., to the late Harold Fadling and Mable Morris Fadling.
Irine worked as a bartender for most of her working life. She and her late husband, Carl 'Cotton' Hight, owned and operated Cotton and Irine's Lounge, in Joplin, for 10 years. She had also worked at the former Dixie Lee's Bar, The Western and Silverado's. Irine was a member of the Ladies of the Elk's and volunteered at the Joplin Cerebral Palsy Center for several years. She enjoyed spending time with her family and will be missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her parents, Irine was preceded in death by her husband, Carl; and siblings, Norman, Dewey and Earl.
Survivors include her two sons, Paul Slankard and wife, Jill, Seneca, David Slankard, Joplin; stepchildren, Ron Hight and wife, Melanie, Joplin, Lanny Hight and wife, Tammy, Neosho, Cynthia Lea and husband, David, Monett; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; siblings, Evelyn, Cindy, Sid, Norma, Tina, Debbie, Alfred, Goldie; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Private family memorial services are being planned for a later date.
Arrangements are under the direction of Parker Mortuary.
Published on March 10, 2019
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