Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Irene Wolthoff

Irene went to be with her heavenly Father on November 6, 2018.  She was born in Fall River, MA but grew up in Rhode Island.  She learned to play the piano in her teens and became an accomplished pianist. She played for her high school functions, at hotels, and other venues. She continued to play all her life for enjoyment, even playing a few days before her passing. She loved to act and was in numerous plays. Irene enjoyed singing, sang in her church choir, and eventually sang with the Sweet Adelines in St. Petersburg, FL. She was part of a quartet and these ladies traveled the southeast competing and having a ball.   Irene enjoyed sewing and made a lot of her clothes, her daughter’s outfits, doll clothes, and many costumes for her singing group. She worked in a bank when she was first married to Harry Wolthoff, the love of her life, who predeceased her. They were happily married for over 58 years. She also worked as a secretary to several school principals at Lealman Junior High and St. Petersburg High School.  After Harry’s passing,   Irene volunteered at a Hospice Thrift Store which she looked forward to. She is predeceased by not only her loving husband Harry, but a sister, Alice Wolthoff, a nephew, as well as many wonderful brother and sister in laws.  She is survived by her daughter, Laurie Wolthoff Kelsey and her husband, Bob. She also leaves behind her granddaughter, Allison Kelsey, her children Madeline and Christopher; her grandson Brock Kelsey, his wife Niki, and their children Austin, Hailey, and Collin.  She has one remaining sister in law Ellie Wolthoff, and many loving nieces and nephews.  She was loved by so many besides her family and she will be missed terribly.  Irene was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend.  A private family service will be held at Bay Pines National Cemetery in St. Petersburg, FL.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to either

1.Suncoast Hospice Foundation
5771 Roosevelt Blvd.  Clearwater, FL 3376

2. VITAS  Community Connection
2201 Lucien Way   Suite 100
Maitland, FL 32751


M Jones said...

I am sorry for your loss, please accept my sincere condolences. I hope the family will find some comfort and strength in Jesus promise of the earthly resurrection(Acts 24:15)and the renewed Paradise earth, where death will be no more and no family will mourn the death of a loved one.-Revelation 21:3,4;John 5:28,29;Luke 23:43. may GOD(Psalms 83:18)grant you peace and comfort now, during this grievous time.-Matthew 5:4

Phazeurite said...

I would like to send these words of consolation to those that loved this apostle Paul said what has been made possible by Jesus’ resurrection. “Since death is through a man,” said Paul, “resurrection of the dead is also through a man.” Because of the sin and imperfection passed on to us from Adam, we all die. However, by giving his perfect human life as a ransom, Jesus opened the way for mankind to be released from slavery to sin and death through the resurrection. Summing up the matter nicely, Paul wrote at Romans 6:23: “The wages sin pays is death, but the gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” 

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