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Irene Ellen Whitebread

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September 15, 2012

Irene Ellen Whitebread, of Nanticoke, passed away on September 15, 2012.

Daughter of the late Harvey Leroy and Louise Bela Engler Eroh, she was born on July 7, 1922 in Dorrance Township. At an early age, she moved to Hanover Township, where she attended school and graduated from Nanticoke High School.

Irene was married in 1951 and had one child, her beloved daughter, Jean.

She worked in the shoe industry, retiring from Alta footwear. Irene enjoyed old western TV shows and vintage game shows. She spent many hours pampering her cats, Fiona and Precious.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Jean Margelewicz, and sister, Irma Eroh.

Surviving are cousins, Claude and Charles Benner, Dallas, Texas; many friends and son-in-law, Anthony Margelewicz, with whom she resided.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Kearney Funeral Home Inc., 173 E. Green St., Nanticoke. Friends and family may call from 6 p.m. until time of service.

Interment will take place Thursday at 10 a.m. in Emmanuel United Church of Christ Cemetery, Dorrance. Family and friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery, as there will be no procession from the funeral home.

Published in Times Leader on Sept. 18, 2012
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