Irene Divelbiss, 63

Irene M. Divelbiss, age 63, of Mendon, died Sunday, June 27, 2010, at her home.

She was born Jan. 30, 1947, in New Kensington, Pa., a daughter of William and Mary Jane (Imm) Kremer.

She was a graduate of Robert Morris Junior College in Pittsburgh, and had resided in Mendon since 1975.

She married Lee Divelbiss in 1973. Together, they operated Lee’s TV Repair and Variety Shop in downtown Mendon. Their marriage ended in divorce, and Lee died in 1999.

Irene had worked at TH Plastics in Mendon. She was also a U.S. Census Bureau worker and later worked for Bob’s Auto and Truck Repair in Mendon and Three Rivers.

In her spare time, she enjoyed knitting and crocheting, puzzles and karaoke music.

Irene is survived by three children, Brian Huckstep (Tisha) of Oak Park, Ill., Lee Divelbiss of Coldwater and Janet Divelbiss of Lansing; 11 grandchildren; five sisters, Judith Gross of Canonsburg, Pa., Norma Jean Dice of New Kensington, Pa., Donna Chippeaux of Tampa, Fla., Rose Hughes of Colon and Shirley Dash of Mishawaka, Ind.; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Bethann Divelbiss; a sister, Carol Townsend; and a brother, William Kremer Jr.

Cremation has been conducted. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at West Mendon United Methodist Church, with Pastor Ward Pierce officiating.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services at the church.

An online register is available and condolences may be left at

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