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Ida Mae Whitcomb

May 16, 1924 ~ October 1, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Ida Mae Whitcomb Obituary

Ida Mae (Hoffman) Whitcomb, 99, passed away peacefully Sunday, October 1, 2023 at Seton Manor, Orwigsburg. 

Born on May 16, 1924, a daughter of the Arthur J. and Bessie (Antes) Hoffman. Ida Mae resided on Wiconisco Avenue in Tower City for most of her life.

She was retired from Bestok Garment Factory.

She was a very active member of Christ United Methodist Church, Tower City, where she was involved with the choir, Sunday School, and kitchen committee to name a few. She was also a member of the Williams Valley Community Choir and sang at many weddings. 

Ida Mae had many hobbies. She enjoyed cross stitch, crocheting, tending the flowers, and making her famous peanut butter fudge. Her happiest times involved going on outings with her friends and family. She loved Knoebels picnics and the holidays.

Ida Mae was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Marlin R. Whitcomb, Sr. 

She was also predeceased by three sisters, Dorothy Joseph, Lorraine Bopp, and Katherine Fitzpatrick; two brothers, Arthur Hoffman Jr., and William Hoffman; a grandson, Lynn K. Reed.

Surviving are her daughter, Linda Reed and her companion Charles Hoffman of Tower City; her son, Marlin R. Whitcomb II, and his wife Jacque of Williamstown; five grandchildren, Douglas Reed (Linda), Gregory Reed (Trisha), Cheryl Reed-Rhine (Brandon), Marlin Whitcomb III, and Leann Scheiber; great grandchildren, Andrew, Tara, Brittney, Megan, Steven, Connor, Ryan, and Kelly Reed, Hunter and Ian Whitcomb, and Bailey and Camryn Scheiber; great great grandchildren, Jackson, Adley, Alena, and Cole Reed.

A Celebration of Ida Mae's Life will be held Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 11:00 AM from the Christ United Methodist Church with Pastor Annette Shutt officiating. Visitation will be from 10-11 at the church. A luncheon and time of fellowship will follow the service in the church social hall. Ida Mae will be laid to rest privately in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Christ United Methodist Church, 400 E Grand Avenue, PO Box F, Tower City, PA 17980.

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October 12, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Christ United Methodist Church (Tower City)

Celebration of Life
October 12, 2023

11:00 AM
Christ United Methodist Church (Tower City)


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