Becky Irvin passed away at home on July 9, 2021, at age 75.
Becky was born in Elkhart on Dec. 30, 1945, to the late John and Fern Detwiler, the last of their nine children. She was a 1964 graduate of Concord High School.
In 1968, she graduated from Manchester College with a degree in elementary education. From 1968 to 1972, she taught at Concord Eastside School.
On June 7, 1970, she was united in marriage to George Irvin Jr. They were married for 51 years.
Becky left the teaching profession in 1972 to raise her two children, but she stayed involved in the lives of children by running a day care for the children of others. She cared for many children over a span of close to 20 years.
She was an integral part of the lives of her grandchildren, raising her grandsons after the death of their mother. Her family was the most important focus in her life. They will miss her dearly.
Becky loved to sew and go to garage sales and estate sales. She was an avid doll collector and accumulated well more than 50 dolls.
Becky is survived by her husband, George; son Jonathan; brother Fred Detwiler; and sister Mary Rinehart. She is also survived by her grandsons, Ellis (Abigail) Whitt, Bradley Whitt and Jacob (Jessil) Whitt. Also surviving are her granddaughters, Kierston Irvin and Jacelyn Ellinger. Becky was great-grandmother to Ezra Whitt and Madeline, Maverick, and Luka Villa. In addition several nieces and nephews survive.
Becky was preceded in death by her daughter, Angela M. Whitt Ellinger; brothers John and Paul Detwiler; and sisters Sarah, Ruby, Janet and Pearl. Visitation will be held at the Mishler Funeral Home, 2030 SR 331, Bremen, on Tuesday, July 13, during the hours of 4-8 p.m. The service will be held for family members by invitation only. The Rev. Jason Thompson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Bremen Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Becky’s name may be made to the Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545.