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Irmalee Jane LEIGHTON

d. March 22, 2023

Westfield, PA

Irmalee Jane Wheaton LEIGHTON, 89, of Westfield, PA, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2023 in her home.  


Born April 24, 1933, in Sabinsville, she was the daughter of Charles O. and Madelyn B. Snay Terwilliger.  On January 29, 1953, in Perry, NY, she married Kenneth H. Wheaton, who predeceased her on December 19, 1995.  On July 25, 1998, in Westfield, she married Edward J. Leighton, who predeceased her on January 11, 2008.  She supported her husband Ken in his 23 year military career serving his country.  When he was deployed around the world, she devoted her life to raising their family.  She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary.  


Surviving are:  two daughters, Teresa (Jesse) Mead, Jr. of Knoxville and Peggy (Scot) Short of Sabinsville;  five grandchildren;  five great-grandchildren;  nieces, Marcia (Joel) Wheeler of Harrison Valley, Mary (Kenneth) Ransom of Sabinsville, Laura (David) Youse of Westfield, and Kathleen Stratton of Leesburg, FL;  and special companion and caregiver, Francis Graves.  In addition to her husbands, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Jennifer Renee Mead;  and a brother, Charles H. Terwilliger.  


Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA on Monday, March 27, 2023 from 12:00 – 1:00 PM with Funeral Services following at 1:00 PM.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook, PA.  


Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital at or Second Chance Animal Sanctuaries, 725 Gee Rd., Tioga, PA 16946.  


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