DUNLEVY, Irene Elizabeth (Wright), 92, of Columbus, OH formerly of Steubenville and Wintersville, OH, died Friday, January 11, 2013, at the Kobacker Hospice House in Columbus, OH.
Irene was born August 7, 1920, in McMechen, WV, a daughter of the late James H. and Anna M. Johns Wright.
She resided in McMechen until her marriage in 1940 when she joined her husband in Steubenville.
Irene was active in the Women's Club of St. Peters Church, the DAR and worked after all her children were in school at The Hub and JC Penny department stores in Steubenville. She was a devoted mother and grandmother and may be remembered by some when she substituted for her sons, who carried the Herald Star on two paper routes for over 25 years. Irene was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Bernard L. "Red" Dunlevy in 1998, two brothers Frank and Jim Wright, daughter-in-law, Madaline Dunlevy and a grandson, Dominic Dunlevy.
She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Pifko of McKees Rocks, PA, eight sons and their wives, James (Phyllis) of Fairmont, WV, Bernard John (Patricia) of Heathsville, VA, Eugene Michael (Mary Mike) of Columbus, OH, Patrick of Canal Winchester, OH, Christopher (Kathy) of Weirton, WV, Joseph (Kathy) of Wintersville, OH, David (Vicki) of Hilliard, OH and Kevin (April) of San Antonio, TX, 20 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
Friends may call at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, OH on Thursday from 4-7p.m. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be held on Friday, 9:30a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church with Msgr. Gerald Calovini as celebrant. Burial will be alongside her husband at Mt. Calvary Cemetery following the Mass. Vigil services on Thursday at 6:45p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: The Justin Cummings Family, c/o Joe Dunlevy, Indian Creek High School, 200 Park Drive, Wintersville, OH 43953. Send condolences to www.shorac.com