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Dorothy B. Irwin of Coatesville Dorothy B. Irwin, 88, of Coatesville, passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014, at Barclay Friends Nursing Home in West Chester. She was the loving wife of the Late Donald L. Irwin, with whom she had shared 55 years of marriage at the time of his passing in 2000. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Ida Mae Seymour Bireley. She was a 1943 graduate of Coatesville High School and was a homemaker most of her life. Mrs. Irwin was a member of Coatesville Presbyterian Church, where she also taught Sunday school. She was also a member of the West Chester Country Club and Caln Civic Club. She enjoyed playing Hand and Foot Canasta, traveling, and going to Myrtle Beach in the winter time. She especially loved her Chihuahuas. She is survived by her son-in-law, Larry Showalter of Coatesville; grandchildren, Heather L. Showalter of Elverson, Brendon T. Showalter (Amanda) of Downingtown, and Holly E. Shurak (Steven) of Coatesville; and great-grandchildren, Gavin A. and Hunter W. Shurak, and Trevor J. Showalter. She was predeceased by her daughter, Sandra Showalter, who just recently passed away; and by her siblings, Horace Bireley, Howard Bireley, Edith McCorkle, Ruth Chew, and Benjamin Bireley. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 5th, at the James J. Terry Funeral Home, 736 E. Lancaster Ave., Downingtown, where family and friends may call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery, Coatesville. To send online condolences, visit www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Daily Local on Apr. 1, 2014
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