Irene Marie Mendenhall Masters, 98, left this earth to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Friday, June 22, 2018.
Irene was born in Economy on May 2, 1920 to Luna Guy and Mabel (Hunnicutt) Mendenhall. She married Earl Masters, Sr. on May 23, 1941 and they had four children.
She leaves to cherish her memory: her children, Earl T. Masters, Jr. of Losantville, Ronald G. Masters (Sandy) of Hagerstown, Judy Stonebraker of Tuttle, OK, Barbara Hinshaw (Rod) of Losantville and Wayne Bowerly of Winchester; ten grandchildren, Bob Stonebraker, Tonja DeFatta, Shelby Masters, Shawn Masters, Tommy Masters, Gregg Masters, Bill Timmons, Butch Timmons, Barbara Hinkle, Haylee Hinshaw, Terry Hinshaw and Mark Hinshaw; 19 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren.
She was a 1939 graduate of Modoc High School, a member of Blountsville Congregational Christian Church and Hagerstown Order of Eastern Star. Irene and Earl were foster parents from 1959 to 1972.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Earl, in 1992; a son in law Steve Stonebraker in 1994; three brothers, Ivel, Harvey and Elbert; seven sisters, Lucille, Aurie, Alice, Dorthea, Martha, Doris and Ermal.
Services will be at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, June 27, at Blountsville Congregational Christian Church. Pastors Tom Current and Steve Gregory will officiate. Burial will follow in West River Friends Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 6 PM on Tuesday at Culberson Funeral Home, Hagerstown, and at the church after 10 AM on Wednesday.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to Reid Health Hospice, and especially, Rebecca, Virginia, Gregg and Marja.
Memorials may be made to Reid Foundation for Hospice or Blountsville congregational Christian Church.