Ronald Merle Ireland passed away at the Phelps County Regional Medical Center in Rolla, Mo. on March 20, 2013.  Ronald Ireland was 78 years and 3 months of age.

Ronald Ireland was born on December 20, 1933 to his parents: George and Gertrude Avis (Riley) Ireland in Harthorn, Missouri.  Ronald Ireland was united in marriage to Gloria Jane Bell in Yellville, Arkansas on January 7, 1984.

Ronald Ireland served his country in the Army.  He was a Repeater Technician for the telephone company.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.  He will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Ronald Ireland is survived by his wife of the home: Gloria Ireland of St. James, Mo.; one son: Kevin Merle Ireland of St. Charles, Mo.;  one brother: Carl Ireland of Vienna, Mo. and one grandddaughter: Amanda.

Preceding Ronald Ireland in death is his parents: George and Gertrude Avis (Riley) Ireland; one brother: Kenny Ireland and one sister: Naomi Skyles.

Memorial services will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Friday, March 22, 2013 with full Military Honors at the First Assembly of God Church in St. James, Mo. with Mick Thrasher offficiating.

Memorials may be given to the First Assembly of God Church in St. James, Mo.

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All arrangements under the direction of the Jones Funeral Home in St. James, Mo.