Irene M. Gehman, 91, worked at Sperry New Holland, Denver Woman’s Club charter member

By on November 29, 2017

Irene M. Gehman, 91, of New Holland, formerly of Denver and Schoeneck, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Garden Spot Village.

She was born in Denver to the late Phares and Lizzie (Snyder) Meckley, and was the wife of the late Robert H. Gehman, who died in 2005.

Irene had worked as a secretary and bookkeeper for Sperry New Holland.

She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Denver, where she was a member of the choir and served in various positions of leadership. She was a charter member of the Denver Woman’s Club, where she served as president and coordinated the antique show, and she enjoyed crocheting.

Irene is survived by four children: Terry L. Gehman, husband of Barbara (Wallbaum) of Montgomery, Ill.; Jennifer G., wife of H. Edward Burks of Germantown, Md.; Greg T. Gehman of Denver; and Robin H. Gehman of Spencer, Va.; nine grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three siblings: Sadie Zerbe, Leroy Meckley, and Marie Mowrey.

Services were held Nov. 22 at Trinity United Methodist Church, Denver, with Chaplain Marian Harnish officiating. Entombment took place in the Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church, 420 Main Street, Denver, PA 17517.

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

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