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Nelwyn Irby

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Graveside services for Nelwyn Ireta Irby, age 80 of Ruston, will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 2, 2016 in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston. Mrs. Irby died January 31, 2016 in Ruston, with her family by her side.

Ireta was born April 25, 1935 to J.D. and Gertie Owens. She attended Ruston High School and received her degree in Nursing from Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, LA. Ireta went on to receive her CRNA and practiced a long career in anesthesia at Doctors Hospital in Houston, TX and with Anesthesia Associates in Monroe, LA.

Ireta is survived by her sister, Allera Lee; her, brother Donnie Owens; children; James Irby, William Irby, and DeAnn Irby; grandchildren: Kristie and Ronnie Irby and several neices and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother Gertie Owens, her daughter Rhonda Irby, and an infant son.

Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30, Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Hospital. To leave a memorial message for the family, please visit www.owensmemorialfuneralhome.com.

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