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IRENE DELP Irene D. Delp, 85, of Souderton, went home to be with her Lord Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Rockhill Mennonite Community, Sellersville. She was born on Delp Road in Franconia Township to the late Hiram and Anna Rickert (Detweiler) Delp. Irene graduated from the 8th grade at the former Krupp School in Franconia Township in 1941. She was employed by Clemens Poultry Auction in Harleysville; John and Sally Landis, Commission Merchants; Longacre Poultry; and finally at Godshall Delp Meats, until her retirement in 1983. Irene was a member of the Rockhill Mennonite Church and was a faithful participant in the Sewing Circle. She and her sisters, Naomi and Eva, were the hostess committee for the church for 21 years. They also where known as "The Fan Club" for the church's softball team, attending every single game for many years. Irene also gave her time to serve the shut-ins by recording the church services and delivering the tapes for 25 years. Her hobbies included cross-stitching, quilting, traveling with her two sisters to all 50 states, making slapjack, deep sea fishing and trips to Lancaster County with her nieces, great-nieces and nephews. Irene was a generous woman and will be greatly missed. Irene is survived by three sisters, Anna Freed and husband, William, of Souderton, Eva Delp of Souderton and Mildred Willouer and husband, Stanley, of Hatfield; two sisters-in-law, Margaret Delp of Telford and Esther Delp of Lansdale; her 16 nieces and 16 nephews; and her many great-nieces and great-nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Naomi D. Delp, and her six brothers, Willis, Alvin, Wilmer, Jacob, Leroy, and Paul Hiram Delp. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 30 at 2:30PM at Rockhill Mennonite Church, 3100 Meetinghouse Road, Telford where friends may view and meet with the family from 1PM to 2:30PM. Burial will take place at Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to: Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th Street, Akron, PA 17501. To send online condolences to the family, visit www.andersfh.com Arrangements are by Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, Souderton.

Published in The Reporter on Aug. 29, 2012
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