2019-02-21 / Obituaries

Irene Deats

February 17, 2019


Irene Deats Irene Deats Irene Deats, 90, of Laceyville, formerly of Pittston, died Sunday Feb. 17, 2019 at Tyler Memorial Hospital, Tunkhannock. She was born in Dupont on Aug. 16, 1928, the daughter of the late McKinley and Mary Ritzie Tibbett. Her husband, James Deats, III, died in 1959. Irene worked at Pittston Apparel for many years.

She enjoyed watching the Hallmark Channel and Westerns and doing crossword puzzles. A special thanks to Dr. Zurad and Kate.

She was preceded in death by her grandson, Billy Jack Burnside; sister, Evelyn Tibbett; two brothers, Billy and Owen Tibbett; children, Evelyn Ann Burnside and her husband, Edward John, Sr., and Bertha Rose, and two sons, James Marshall Deats, IV and John R. Deats.

Surviving are her grandchildren, Michael (Rachel), James (Florence), Christine (Kami), Ed, Brenda and Lisa (Mike); greatgrandchildren, James, Jr., Violet and husband, Wesley, Vada, Bianca and Ava and her great-great-grandson Oliver.

The funeral service was held Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 12:30 p.m. from the Harding- Litwin Funeral Home, 123 W. Tioga Street, Tunkhannock, with Pastor Dolly Tarreto of the Skinners Eddy United Methodist Church officiating. Friends called at the funeral home at noon. Interment was at Sunnyside Cemetery, Tunkhannock.

For directions or online condolences, visit www.aplitwinfuneralhomes.com.

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