Irene Transue

Obituary of Irene G. Transue

Irene G. Transue, 98, of Beaumont passed away January 13, 2020 at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital surrounded by her daughter, Dianne and granddaughter, Charlene who she considered her personal nurse. She was preceded in death by her husband Russell G. Transue Jr. Born in Springfield, MA on March 12, 1921 she was the daughter of the late Anna Whispel Fish and Christopher George, stepdaughter of Oscar Fish. Irene and her family lived through the Great Depression and adopted her parents’ philosophy that they would live through it and needed to adjust. This led to her developing a “roll with the punches” and “never give up hope” attitude. She was a member, Lay Speaker, and financial secretary of the Kunkle United Methodist Church and a life member of Dallas Eastern Star 396 where she served as Worthy Matron twice. She also served as the secretary for Noxen and Alderson United Methodist Church. Throughout her life she worked and volunteered as a secretary for multiple organizations and enjoyed careers in Dallas, PA, California, and Washington, D.C. Some of her many other accomplishments are: 26-year-volunteer at Meadows Nursing Home, 2002 Rose Brader Award, a Business Administrative degree from the College of Misericordia at age 63, as well as a successful startup of the College’s Credit Union. Irene loved working on her stamp collection with her great granddaughter Alicia. Irene is survived by daughter, Dianne Corby and husband David, Beaumont; son, Russell Transue III, Scranton; step sisters, Esther Pardoe (108) and Bernice Fish (101); grandchildren, Charlene, Russell, David, Patricia, Heidi, Jeannie, Christopher, John, Melanie, and Samuel; 17 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great grandchildren. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by step brother, Donald Fish; step sister, Louella Rae. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Star Hill Personal Care Home, Beaumont, Wilkes-Barre General CVICU team, and a special thank you to her great-grandson Anthony for coordinating multiple transports with Kunkle Ambulance. Family and friends are invited to attend Irene’s funeral service which will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 10 am from the Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home, Inc. 73 W. Tioga St. Tunkhannock, PA 18657 with Pastor Joel Byer presiding. Interment will follow in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 5-7 pm with an Eastern Star Service beginning at 6:30. In lieu of flowers memorial contribution can be made to the Kunkle Fire Company, 3943 PA-309, Dallas, PA 18612.
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Visitation at Funeral Home

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home
73 West Tioga Street
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, United States

Funeral Service

10:00 am
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Sheldon-Kukuchka Funeral Home Inc.
73 W. Tioga St.
Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania, United States

Final Resting Place

Memorial Shrine
RR 3 Box 148
Wyoming, Pennsylvania, United States
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