(December 7, 1930 – July 9, 2009)
Irene A. Puckett, 78, of Midland passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday July 9, 2009. Irene was born on Dec. 7, 1930 in Masontown, PA to the late Michael and Mary (Bresnay) Karpach. In Angola, IN on May 29, 1951 Irene married her sweetheart Dewey Puckett who preceded her on Aug. 12, 2000. Irene was a member of St. Brigid’s Catholic Church, volunteering for funeral lunches and she was a member of the St. Catherines Guild. Her husband, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were her life’s pleasure. Irene was devoted to God. Irene is survived by daughters, Sharon and Mark Hansen of Gonzales, LA, Diane Coons of Midland, Nancy Riskovitch of Mishawaka, IN; sons, David and Dee Puckett of Midland, Craig and Molly Puckett of Baton Rouge, LA, Bruce Puckett and friend Leroy of Mishawaka, IN; grandchildren, Julianne, Erik, Laurie, Amy, Angela, Nicole, Michelle, Ben, DJ, Tyler, Carter, Kennedy; great grandchildren, Brent, Cody, Nicholas, Ryan, Emily; sisters Mary and George Miko, Margaret and Ed Zynda, Eleanor Ratcliff; brothers John and Dolores Karpach and sister-in-law Eve Clay. Irene was predeceased by her sister Ann Zynda and brother Joseph Karpach. A Funeral Liturgy will be held on Monday July 13, at 11:00 am at St. Brigid’s of Kildare Catholic Church with Father Nicholas Coffaro and Deacon Al Oliver officiating. The family will receive friends on Sunday July 12 from 4-7 pm with a Vigal Service at 6:30 at Smith-Miner Funeral Home. The family will also receive friends on the day of the service from 10:00 until the time of the service at the Church. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider St. Brigid’s or Multiple Sclerosis.