Charles C. Baumgartner
Chloe Heister
Irene L. Baumgartner


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Irene L. Baumgartner 1

  • Born: 29 Mar 1920, St. Johns, MI 1
  • Marriage (1): William Henry Hitch on 03 Sep 1944 in Hartford City, IN 1 2
  • Died: 08 Jul 2010, Tell City, IN
  • Buried: 14 Jul 2010, Maple Lawn Cemetery, Thorntown, IN


Tell City, Indiana -
Irene B. Hitch, 90, formerly of Thorntown, Indiana, passed away Thursday, July 08, 2010, at Oakwood Health Campus in Tell City. Irene was born in St. Johns, Michigan, on March 29, 1920, daughter of the late Charles C. and Chloe (Heister) Baumgartner. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William H. Hitch in 2005. A registered nurse, Irene and her husband, William, were co-owners, with Bill and Helen Russell, of Russell & Hitch Funeral Home, a family owned funeral home in Thorntown, Indiana. Irene was a member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority, PEO and the United Methodist Church, Thorntown, Indiana. She enjoyed golf, bowling, music, art and volunteer work. Irene is survived by a daughter, Carolyn Carney and her husband, David of Tell City, a son, Charles Hitch and his wife, Pat of Stilesville, Indiana, a sister, Donna Rae Gaunt, Largo, Florida, 5 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2:00PM Wednesday, July 14, 2010 at Russell & Hitch Funeral Home, Thorntown, Indiana with burial in Maple Lawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM until service time. Memorial contributions may be made to the Thorntown United Methodist Church or the Thorntown Public Library. Envelopes will be available at Huber Funeral Home, who is handling local arrangements.

Irene married William Henry Hitch, son of Frederick Grant Hitch and Clara Faye Murphy, on 03 Sep 1944 in Hartford City, IN.1 2 (William Henry Hitch was born on 10 Apr 1917 in Rossville, Clinton Co., IN,1 3 4 died on 05 Aug 2005 in IN and was buried about 08 Aug 2005 in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Thorntown, IN.)


1 "A Hitch Orchard", Volume III, Daisy Hitch Davies, 1931.

2 Correspondence from William Henry Hitch of Thorntown, IN on 3/28/1995.

3 1920 IN Census, Listed as age 2 in the 1920 Clinton Co., IN Census, born in IN.

4 1940 IN Census, Listed as age 22 in Darlington, Montgomery Co., IN.

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