Irene Deets Swecker

95 Years

Irene Deets Swecker will celebrate her 95th birthday with a reception for family and friends from 2-4 p.m. April 9 at Valley Chapel Methodist Church in Huttonsville.

Mrs. Swecker was born in 1922, in Manheim, the daughter of the late George William Jr. and the late Edith Mae Sanders Deets and stepdaughter of the late Reland Ann Loughry Deets.

She graduated from Rowlesburg High School in 1939, Potomac State College in 1941 and West Virginia University in 1943 with a Bachelor of Science in home economics.

She married Donald B. Swecker, son of Holt and Lucy Swecker of Huttonsville, in 1943. After Mr. Swecker’s retirement, they moved to


They have eight children and their families including 29 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mrs. Swecker is an active member of Valley Chapel Methodist Church in Huttonsville and Tyrand Cooperative Ministries in Mill Creek

Gifts are to be omitted, and your presence is requested.