Irene Ann Spinner Duheme
Irene Ann Spinner Duheme, 79, of Columbia, graduated into glory on Saturday, April 13, 2019. Born in Malone, NY, on August 27, 1939, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Lora Lee Spinner.
Irene was a farmer’s wife, having worked on her husband’s dairy farm for many years. She later served as a pastoral assistant for St. George’s Parish and lay minister for St. John Neumann.
Irene was an accomplished bridge player, golf enthusiast, world traveler, active bird watcher and dedicated philanthropist. She loved to spend time with her family and was most proud of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survivors include her children, Denise Townsel, Placid Duheme (Kelly), Curtis Duheme (Wendy), Dana Kahaly (Tommy), and Alysia Dougherty (Thomas); nine grandchildren, Joshua Duheme, Erin Duheme, Mark Duheme, Chase Townsel, Whitney Townsel, Moriah Townsel Holubek, Holden Townsel, Connor Duheme, Emily Duheme; great grandchildren, Brooke White, Austin White, CJ Townsel, Emberlyn Townsel, Brynlee Townsel; baby Duheme and baby Holubeck, her two unborn great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Duheme.
Visitation will be held from 5 until 7 o’clock, Wednesday, April 17th, at Shives Funeral Home, Trenholm Road Chapel, 7600 Trenholm Road Ext., Columbia. The service for Mrs. Duheme will be held 10 o’clock, Thursday, April 18th, at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, with the Rev. Fr. C. Alexander McDonald officiating. Burial will be private.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to the loving and dedicated staff on the 11th Floor of Prisma Health Richland, SCOA and also to Dr. Woodrow Coker for their unwavering support during Irene’s illnesses.
In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lymphoma & Leukemia Society, SC Chapter, 107 Westpark Blvd, Suite 150, Columbia SC, 29210 or to St. John Neuman Catholic Church, 721 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29223.