MISSION/ LA GRULLA – Irasema “Ira” Cantu, 51, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at Amara Hospice in Edinburg.
She was born on July 22, 1963, in Hoopeston, Ill. to Victor Sr. and Anestacia F. Cantu. She lived in Mission for a number of years and worked at the Alto Bonito Elementary school with the Rio Grande City I.S.D for 32 years.
Survivors include her husband, Jaime Mendoza; children, Joanna I. Mendoza, Alejandra J. Mendoza and Jaime Mendoza Jr.; her mother; and siblings, Victor Cantu Jr., Norma Martinez, Felix Cantu, Maribel Cantu and Perla Cantu.
She was preceded in death by her father.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. rosary at Hernandez Funeral Home in Rio Grande City. It will continue on Friday, Nov. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.The funeral mass will be held on Friday, Nov. 7, at 3 p.m. at Holy Family Church in La Grulla. Burial will follow at Cantu Cemetery in La Grulla.