Irene P. Sawyer

Published 8:52 am Saturday, April 20, 2019

Irene Phelps Sawyer, 88, of Plymouth, died April 14, 2019 at her daughter’s residence in Columbia.

Born in Washington County, September 22, 1930, she was the daughter of the late George and Reba Vail Phelps. She was married to William Riley Sawyer, who preceded her in death.

She was a member of the Plymouth Church of Christ and for many years she loved to crochet hats for hugs.

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A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., April 17 at the family plot in Hillside Memorial Gardens, Plymouth. Thomas Biggs will officiate.

Surviving are daughters Renay S. Snow and husband Paul of Great Mills, Md. and Patricia S. Bateman and husband Roy of Columbia; grandchildren Michelle B. Jackson, Roy Allan Bateman Jr., Russell Snow and Ryan Snow and five great-grandchildren

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Harold “Dick” Phelps and sisters Maddie Haislip and Molly Whittington.

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