Irene Andes, 80, worked at Ephrata hospital, enjoyed sewing and crocheting

By on October 26, 2016

Irene Andes, 80, of Denver, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Berks County to the late Paul and Florence (Gerhart) Bensing, and was the wife of Clarence Andes, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.

Irene enjoyed sewing and crocheting; and crocheted hats for her grandchildren, having finished her last one the Tuesday before she passed. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She worked for 21 years in central supply for Ephrata hospital, and for 10 years at the Hampton Inn.

In addition to her husband, Irene is survived by two sons: Keith, husband of Linda Andes, of Ephrata; and Brian, husband of Veronica Andes, of Reinholds; two daughters: Roxanne, wife of Michael Mayrosh, of Bethlehem; and Kimberly, wife of Lyle Shober, of Ephrata; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; a nephew: William Ulrich; and a niece: Judy Krouse.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister: Grace Ulrich.

Services were held Oct. 24 at St. John’s Center United Church of Christ, East Earl, with Pastor Brad Haws officiating. Interment was in the Swamp Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral and Cremation Services Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at

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