Obituary – Treeman, Irene (McCune)

Irene (McCune) Treeman

Class of 1907


Photo compliments of the Cherokee Strip Museum.

Irene (McCune) Treeman

September 15, 1891 – November 21, 1985

Irene McCune Treeman, 94, a member of one of Perry’s first families, died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, November 21, 1985, at her home at 734 Kaw street.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian church. Rev. Jim Dunkin, the church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at Grace Hill cemetery under direction of Brown Funeral home.

Mrs. Treeman was born Sept. 15, 1891, at Wellington, Kan., and came to this area shortly after the Cherokee Strip Run of 1893. She was the daughter of William Clay and Medora McCune.

Mrs. Treeman was a Perry high school graduate. She and Ralph Waldo Treeman were married Dec. 27, 1916, at Perry. Mrs. Treeman was Perry’s first librarian and taught school in Red Rock, Ponca City and Perry.

She was a member of the Presbyterian church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher for over 50 years. In the past she was president of the Perry Parent-Teacher association.

Mrs. Treeman served on the local library hoard 25 years and was a member of the Ladies Tuesday Afternoon club. Mrs. Treeman served two terms on the board of directors of the Cherokee Strip Historical Society.

Among survivors are two daughters, Elizabeth Willems, Perry; and Frances Hoch, Oklahoma City; two sons, Ralph William Treeman, Sapulpa; and John Lawrence Treeman, Perry; eight grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.