Irene “Pat” (Howell) Boley, 80

WELLSVILLE – Irene “Pat” (Howell) Boley, 80, of Wellsville, passed away at the home of her daughter, Sharon, on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Wellsville on Dec. 6, 1933, a daughter of the late Vernon and Mildred (Echols) Howell. Having lived her entire life in Wellsville, she spent her time as a homemaker.

Irene is survived by two daughters, Sharon Ehlenbach of Wellsville, and Kimberly Deruelle of Highlandtown; four grandchildren, Tracie Badger of East Liverpool, Thomas Badger of Wellsville, Kira Badger of Lehigh Acres, Fla., and Jason Deruelle of Highlandtown; three great-grandchildren, John Badger, Jacob Badger and Anthony Earnest; two brothers, James Howell and his wife Cindy of Wellsville, and Robert Howell of Corpus Cove, Texas; and two sisters, Martha Blackburn of Toronto, and Ruth Thrasher of Wellsville.

In addition to her parents, Irene was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Boley; her second husband, Robert “Jr.” Boley; two brothers, Albert and Vernon Howell; and one sister; Mary Jane Wright.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at the Word of Life Chapel on Main Street in Wellsville, with Pastor Harold “Bud” Stull of the church officiating. The family will be present to receive friends one hour prior to the time of service. Burial will take place at Spring Hill Cemetery.

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