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Irene M. Moyer

d. May 11, 2020

Irene May (Corley) Moyer, 86 Heaven gained an angel on May 11, 2020 at 3:30 am. Irene May (Corley) Moyer, 86 died peacefully in her own bed at the Masonic Village in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania after a threeweek struggle with Covid-19 and respiratory distress. Irene was born on April 12, 1934 in Cumberland, Maryland to her late parents Forest Bitner Corley and Elmeda Jane (Bullock) Corley. Irene is predeceased by her husband Vincent Douglas (Doug) Moyer. They were married on January 12, 1957 and just missed their 50th wedding anniversary due to the passing of Doug on July 29, 2006. Irene is survived by her two sisters and one brother: Emma Gertrude (Corley) Lyles; Mary Ann Corley and Joseph Yost Corley. Predeceased are one sister and one brother: Elmeda Jane (Tootie) Corley and Howard Josiah Corley. Irene was the second oldest of six children. She was born and raised in Cumberland Maryland and lived most of her adult life there. As a child she lived with her Uncle Paul Corley and Aunt Hazel in Lewistown Pennsylvania. She was spoiled by her Aunt and lived like an only child versus one of six during her elementary years. She recalled playing with the pigs and spoiling the hunting dogs which she was scolded for by her Uncle. It is here that her Uncle nicknamed her Aggie. She attended Fort Hill High School and graduated in 1953 at a time where girls picked their future – she chose the path to become a secretary. When choosing a job, Irene was fortunate that the government had many jobs that needed to be filled. So they traveled to Cumberland to find talent. Irene, the first child to leave home, was selected to work in the financial department of the government in Washington D.C. Moving to the big city was a courageous adventure for a young woman at that time. From the stories that she shared; this was a beloved time in her life. She leased a studio apartment located across the street from the Zoo and next to the tramcar that traveled into the heart of the city. A few years and a promotion later, she moved to Baltimore Maryland. This is where she met her future husband. In the early 1960s, Irene moved back to Cumberland Maryland with her husband and raised her children. She devoted her life to her family and children and was always kind to all she met. She enjoyed art, drawing and reading. She volunteered as a Girl Scout Leader, Baptist Church Sunday School teacher, Fraternal Order of Eagles Fund Raiser Committee Chair and lifetime members of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Good Fellowship Club. The Winchester Road home was the gathering place for family and friends as well as where the children’s friends came to hangout. The friends lovingly called her Aunt Rene. There was always plenty of food and fun for anyone who dropped in at any time: she always made everyone who visited feel welcomed and loved. As the children grew and became active, she called herself the Road Runner taking Jay and Curtis to their sports events and Joy Lynn to Girl Scouts and band. With early signs of Dementia in 2012, she moved closer to her daughter into a one-bedroom apartment at the Masonic Village in Lafayette Hill. It is here that Irene met so many new friends and started on a new life adventure. She enjoyed eight years of family events, travels to Tennessee, Georgia, Lewistown and Laporte Pennsylvania, dress-up days with her great grandchildren and Sunday dinners – special times that will be treasured forever. Irene courageously battled Covid-19 for three weeks before succumbing to this horrible virus. She may have been little, but she was mighty and a force to be reckoned with. She stood her ground and respectfully would say – “Thank you but I think I will do it my way!” and she did just that in death too! Irene is also survived by her three children, one nephew who is like a son and two stepchildren and their spouses: (Children) Jay Douglas Moyer and Sherry (Hancock) Moyer; Joy Lynn (Moyer) Zwicker and Edward Charles Zwicker, IV; and Curtis Dean Moyer and Melissa (Woodward) Moyer. (Nephew who is like a son) Forest Lee (Butch) Corley and Becky Holderby. (Stepchildren) Deborah Sue (Moyer) Zacharzuk and Peter Charles Zacharzuk, Jr,; Deena Marie (Moyer) Triplett and Darwin (Skip) Triplett. (Nine Grandchildren): Matthew Douglas Moyer and his husband Craig Walker; Jessie Leah (Zwicker) Holland; Jessica Michelle (Crook) Crown and her husband John Crown; Brooke Renee (Wilmoth) Wilhide and her husband Robert (Bobby) Wilhide; Amber Michelle Moyer and Sean Knight; Joshua Curtis Moyer and Adriane Falcon; Melanie Joy Moyer and Chris Bemelmans; Breann (Butcher) Carbone and her husband Justin Carbone; and Brandi (Timmons) Evans and her husband Courtney Evans. (Eleven Great Grandchildren): Corbin Moyer, Cameron Moyer, McKayla Jade Holland, Joseph Patrick Holland III, Logan Wilmouth, Kiley Wilhide, Brynn Wilhide, Layton Wilhide, Dakota Knight, John (Peanut) Crown, Jr., and Troy Evans. A Memorial Service is planned for family and friends who reside locally for Thursday July 30 (tentative date that may change due to Covid-19 restrictions) at the John F. Murray Funeral Home 1220 Bethlehem Pike Flourtown, PA 19031. A Memorial Service will also be held at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 15205 McMullen Highway Cresaptown, MD 21502, on Saturday August 1, 2020 at 11AM. Inurnment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, LaVale, MD. In lieu of flowers, and if desired, please donate to the Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. Please state the donation is in memory of Irene Moyer and the funds are to be used in Alleghany County. Thank you.
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