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Irma M. Pothering

December 1, 2023

Irma Pothering Obituary

Irma M. Pothering, 97, of Tremont, passed away Friday, December 1st, at the home of her daughter, Linda.  Irma was born in BranchDale, Pa. on October 7, 1926, a daughter of the late Albenia (Shandri) and William Hoover. She was the widow of Vincent J Pothering on April 20,1984. She was a member of Most Blessed Trinity Church of Tremont. Irma was a homemaker then in later years was employed as a waitress. Irma was a member of Tremont Womens Club, Card Club, and Ladies Auxiliary at her church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a Son-in-Law, Russ Rothermel. Brothers; James, Joseph, & Girard Hoover. Sisters; Theresa Hertz & Dorothy Gessler. Irma is survived by four daughters, Linda Rothermel, of Minersville, Patty, wife of Bill Murphy, of West West Terrace, Jane Pothering-Hahner, of Forest Hill MD. and Mary Louise, wife of Dominic Fanelli, of Sch. Haven. Irma is also survived by a sister, Ann Ege. Also surviving are Grandchildren; Mitra Toth (Steve ) Meggi Rothermel (Kristy), Jonathan Murphy (Linda) Alexandra, Samuel, & Emma Hahner, Vincent D. Fanelli. Great grandchildren; Luke, Lexi, & Mia Toth, Ari, Eli, & Zoe Murphy. Mom/Nana was very devoted to her family and cherished her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to bake and her family always looked forward to her delicious variety of Christmas cookies. She was extremely devoted to her Catholic faith and her love of the Blessed Mother.  All are respectfully invited to attend a Visitation with calling hours from 9:00 to 10:45 AM on Friday, December 8th at Most Blessed Trinity Church in Tremont, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM with Fr. George Kochuparambil officiating. Interment at Ss. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Cemetery, Branch twp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to  St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital www.stjude.org/donate, St. Joseph Center Scranton www.stjosephscenter.org/donations/ or CHOP https://give2.chop.edu/give. Mahal-Ritzel Funeral Home Inc., Minersville entrusted with the arrangements.

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