Irene M. Wealand, 97, Stevens, attended, Hopeland UMC, seamstress for Walter W. Moyer Co.

By on October 1, 2014

Irene M. Wealand, 97, of Stevens, passed away Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at her son’s home.

She was born in Lititz to Harry and Nora (Wolf) Martin and was the wife of the late John H. Wealand.

She was a member of Hopeland United Methodist Church and attended Mt. Airy Chapel Sunday School class for many years. She was also a member of the Loyal Christian Benefit Assoc., and the Snappy Snippers of Hopeland U.M. Church. She enjoyed quilting, baking, and making braided rugs. Irene retired from the Hopeland Mfg. & Walter W. Moyer Co., where she was a seamstress.

Irene is survived by a daughter: Thelma M., wife of Dwight Shumate of Valrico, Fla.; two sons: Barry L., husband of Mary Ann (Nixdorf) Wealand of Stevens; and Carl E., husband of Mildred (Steffey) Wealand of Brickerville; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a brother: Benjamin Martin of Ephrata.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by 10 siblings.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Hopeland United Methodist Church, 295 N. Clay Road in Lititz. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastors David T. Ryan, Russ Eberly, and Thomas Truitt officiating. Interment will take place in the Hopeland Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to Asera Care Hospice 315 Primrose Lane, Suite 101 Mountville, PA 17554.

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