Jennifer Ireland

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Jennifer Claire Ireland, 27, of Blue Springs, Mo., passed away Sunday, Feb. 4, 2007, at North Kansas City Hospital.

Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John LaLande Catholic Church. Burial will be in Floral Hills Cemetery.

A celebration of life service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Blue Springs.

Jen was born Feb. 17, 1979, in Cape Girardeau, to Dennis G. and Jan F. Kohlfeld Bles.

Jennifer was a devoted and loving wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. She touched many lives during her battle with cancer. Her grace, dignity and courage were an inspiration to us all.

Jennifer is survived by her husband, Chris Ireland; daughters, Emma Claire, 4 years, Peighton McKenzie Paulette, 22 months; mother, Jan Velander and husband Bob; father, Dennis Bles and wife Tina; brothers, Jason and Jordan Bles; sister, Robin Velander; niece and nephew, Lilly and Dylan Velander; maternal grandparents, Leo and Blanche Kohlfeld; paternal grandfather, George Bles; many special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Jen was preceded in death by her grandmother, Vernita Bles.

Visit www.jenniferirelandfoundation.com for memorial contributions and further information.

Speaks Suburban Chapel in Independence, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.