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Irene Whitcraft


Irene Whitcraft

Irene Carr Whitcraft, 87, of Gibisonville, passed away Nov. 17, 2015, at Lanfair Center for Rehabilitation & Nursing Care Inc. in Lancaster with family and friends by her side.

Irene was born Nov. 2, 1928, in Lucasville, to Dennis and Nancy Mae (Nelson) Carr.

Irene was married to the love of her life, Leonard C. Whitcraft, for over 61 years. She graduated from Logan High School in 1946 and retired from General Electric Company in Circleville after 33 years.

Irene cherished and was proud of her family and country life, and loved music, flowers, gardening and lawn work. Irene enjoyed many years of raising Percheron draft horses with Leonard and proudly was in parades with her family all over the state, winning many, many trophies and awards.

Irene enjoyed creating beautiful crochet pieces for treasured keepsakes for family and friends. She won first place in the Hocking County Fair with her crocheting entries.

She is survived by two daughters, Aneta (David) Colliton and Barbara (James) Sunderlin, and son-in-law, Gary Graf, all of Gibisonville; three grandchildren, Matthew (Kelly) Colliton, Thomas (Karla) Sunderlin and Abigail Graf; great-grandchildren, Justice and Alyson Colliton and Brayden Sunderlin; sister, Linda (Thomas) Gleissner; sisters-in-law, Lorean Carr and Liann Carr; and many special nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Irene was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; daughter, Kristy Lynn Whitcraft Graf; grandson, Jason Leonard Colliton; brothers, Dennis Jr., Harold, Dean, George and John; and sister, Karolyn Blankenship.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Heinlein-Brown Funeral Home, Logan, with the Reverends John and Jack Williams officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Rockbridge. Calling hours will be observed from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home and one hour prior to services on Saturday.

The family suggests contributions may be given to the American Heart Association.

Visit www.brownfuneralservice.net.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal