Bess E. Irey

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Bess E. Irey, 89, of Washington, died Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Humbert Lane Personal Care Home, South Strabane Township.


She was born December 22, 1923, in Morris Township, a daughter of the late Wilbur Lincoln and Leona Pauline Blake Carey.


Mrs. Irey attended Morris Township schools.


She was a homemaker.


On September 16, 1941, in Catlettsburg, Ky., she married Fred W. Irey, who died in March 1976.


Surviving are two sons, William F. (Jan) Irey of Jacksonville, Fla., and Daniel W. (Linda) Irey of Amity; two grandchildren, Kurt (Ashley) Irey and Amy J. (Matthew) Abrew; four great-grandsons, Marley, Brodie, Cale and Perry Abrew; and several nieces and nephews.


Deceased are a daughter, Cinda Dran; a brother, John Carey; two sisters, Mildred “Midge” Woods and Jean Mellott; and a grandson, Marcus E. Dran.


Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Home, 420 Locust Avenue, Washington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 20, with Pastor Linda Mankey officiating. Interment will follow in North Ten Mile Cemetery, Amity.


Memorial contributions may be directed to American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to Washington Health System, Hospice Care, 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301. Please bring any pictures, memories, condolences or stories to the funeral home to be uploaded for the family to view in real time on our www.familyremembers.com system. Piatt and Barnhill Funeral Directors Inc., Charles R. Piatt, owner/supervisor, and Lawrence K. Donovan, director


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