Mrs. Irene F. McCrumb (Brangers), 83 went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 6, 2019 at her home in Fombell. Mrs. McCrumb was born in Louisville KY to the late James Basil and Marcella (Olliges) Brangers. Mrs. McCrumb worked for the telephone company as a telephone operator. She met the love of her life, Chester Carlton McCrumb II, who precedes her in death, at a USO dance when he was stationed at Fort Knox, KY. They were married on Derby Day May 7, 1955.
Mrs. McCrumb was a talented artist and seamstress. She loved quilting, knitting, crocheting, gardening and most crafts. She joined St. Agatha Church when she relocated to Elwood City and was very active as Christian Mother’s and Eucharistic Minister. She worked along side her husband renovating apartments. Her favorite thing was family. She spent vacations with family in KY and winters in FL with her daughter’s family.
Mrs. McCrumb is survived by her three daughters: Felicia (Frank) Schlemmer, Oviedo FL; Debra (John) Flynn, Wampum PA; Pamela (David) Fischer Fombell PA; and her son Gerald McCrumb (Ruth), Jack, AL; her dauther.-in-law Pam McCrumb of Perry Twp.; her six grandchildren, Alaina Schlemmer Pickell (Timothy); Danielle Schlemmer Tallafuss (Jason); TJ Hufnagel (Joelyn), Weslie Ann Fischer; Jacob McCrumb; and Capt. Jocelyn McCrumb; her great-grandson Jayden McCrumb; two step-grandchildren, Jon Flynn, & Amy Kraut and six step-great grandchildren Sebastian, Caleb, Mary, Hannah, Jack, & David. She is also survived by her three sisters; Agnes Small, Celestine Strickland, Theresa Hungerford and two brothers; James Brangers and Elmer Brangers. She is preceded in death by her husband Chester, her son, Carl McCrumb, her grandson Theren James McCrumb and a brother Gerald Anthony Brangers.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 pm at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday at 11:30 am at the Holy Redeemer Church with Father James Torquato officiating. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Saturday by 11:20 am to form an honor guard.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. McCrumb’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund, or to the Alleghney Health Network, attn; Fasy M. Greery, 4818 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa 15224, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Irene was my cousin but more like a sister . She always had a smile and was always there when you needed her. She will be missed but I know she is enjoying being with Chester and her Mother and Dad. Love Helen Barbara
She was a wonderful woman. A true lady. I don’t know anybody that didn’t just love her. She will be truly missed.