Lelkhova Irina Prokopyevna was born in the village of Pashtory of Beryozovsky District of Tyumen Oblast in the large family of a fisherman and a hunter. She graduated from 2 grades in the Polnovat School. Irina Prokopyevna began to work at the collective farm at various jobs. Then she worked in the timber farm. During her career, she was repeatedly awarded valuable gifts and certificates. Folklore texts recorded from Irina Prokopyevna were published in the Okrug newspaper "Khanty Yasang" and were broadcast on the Okrug national radio.