The Service of Remembrance for Miss Irene E. DeLaby, age 90, of Homosassa, Florida, will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, November 2, 2012 at the Homosassa Chapel of Hooper Funeral Homes. Cremation will be under the direction of Hooper Crematory, Inverness, Florida. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial donations to the Homosassa Wildlife Park or Hospice of Citrus County, PO Box 641270, Beverly Hills, FL 34464. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.HooperFuneralHome.com.
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Miss DeLaby was born August 12, 1922 in Chicago, IL, daughter of the late George and Bessie (Hurt) DeLaby. She died October 6, 2012 in Lecanto, FL. She worked as a high school teacher in Fox Lake, IL and moved to Homosassa, Florida from Ely, MN in 1989. Her hobbies included fishing, canoeing, camping, playing baseball and she loved driving the tractor at the farm where she worked. Mrs. DeLaby was a member of the Friends of Florida State Parks and Volunteer Ambassador for the Division of Recreation and Parks, always working for the betterment of the volunteers with over 26,000 volunteer hours in the state park system.
Survivors include her best friend for over 60 years, Shirley Roseman of Homosassa, cousin, Otto Vosahlik, and her pet, Kit Cat.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Oct. 28, 2012