Irene Nutter Atwell, of Milford, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 in Milford Center.  She was 98.


Irene Nutter Atwell, of Milford, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009 in Milford Center.  She was 98.

Mrs. Atwell was born on June 14, 1910 in Pittsfield, Maine, daughter of the late Lewis C. and Myrtle (Chandler) Nutter.

She was a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Irene and her husband, Bert, moved to Milford in 1956 where she continued her responsibilities as a full time homemaker and mother.

She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the Milford New Century Club and the Avenue United Methodist Church in Milford.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bert J. Atwell in 1987.

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Wilfred J. and Janice Atwell of Aberdeen, NC; a grandson, David Atwell of Aberdeen; a granddaughter, Melody Nance and her husband Steve of Kernersville, NC; and a great granddaughter, Laura Nance of Kernersville.

A graveside service was held on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009 at Henlopen Memorial Park, Milton. Interment followed the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Avenue United Methodist Church, 20 N. Church St, Milford, DE, 19963.

Condolences can be e-mailed at www.delmarvaobits.com/rogers.