ILENE KYLE HANDLEY
was born in Hardin County, Tennessee on January 18, 1922 the daughter of the late James Arch and Lula Massey Kyle.
On November 8, 1952 she was united in marriage to Marvin H. Handley, who preceded his wife in death on July 16, 2003.
Ilene lived in Hammond, Indiana for 26 years where she worked in the Special Education program for Hammond City Schools from 1973 to 1983. She retired from Brown Shoe Company where she was a seamstress. Ilene was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church in Savannah, Tennessee, where she was a Sunday School Teacher and was very active in choir and Hopewell Senior Saints. Ilene was an excellent cook, seamstress and homemaker, she cared for her handicapped child faithfully for 19 years.
She departed this life on August 16, 2012 in Savannah, Tennessee at the age of 90 years, 6 months and 29 days.
Ilene is survived by her children, Sandra Handley Dowling and her husband Tim of Savannah, Tennessee, Judy Schlegel and Gail Kelsey
6 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild
one sister, Louise Parnell of Portage, Indiana
special sister -in-law, Patsy Gibbs and special brother-in-law, Rex Handley
Ilene is also survived by her special grandson, Jonathan Dowling
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was also preceded in death by 2 children, Shelia Handley and Dennis Handley, 3 sisters, Edna Devore, Lillian Morton and Ruth Riley and 2 brothers, Paul Kyle and Billy Kyle.