Irene de Rosset, 98, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at the Courtyard in
Dayton. She was born Feb. 19, 1915
in Hesperia, Mich. to the late Norman and Esther (Sprunger) Hirschy. She was also preceded in death by her
husband, Edward Meares de Rosset and her brother, Harlan Hirschy.
enrolled in the nursing program at Berea College, Berea, Ky. and later
transferred to Bryan College in Dayton, where she earned a bachelor’s in
English. She also attended
Philadelphia College of the Bible and Moody Bible Institute, Slippery Rock
State Teacher’s College and Geneva College in Pennsylvania.
lived in Peru from 1944 to 1986 where she and her husband were missionaries. She lived in Evans City, Penn. from
1986 until 2005, before moving to Dayton.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Evans City, Penn. and
then Sale Creek Independent Presbyterian Church.
is survived by her two daughters Karin (Dr. Jack) Traylor of Dayton and Rosalie
de Rosset of Chicago, Ill.; two sons, Edward (Lou Ann) de Rosset of Corbin, Ky.
and Frederick (Carol) de Rosset of Berea, Ky., two sisters, Lois Langdon of
Grand Rapids, Mich. and Kathryn Hoyt of Winona Lake, Ind.; two brothers, Daniel
Hirschy of Waterville, Maine and Philip (Fae) Hirschy of Evans City, Penn. and
two granddaughters, Rachel de Rossett of Berea, Ky. and Chloe Rose de Rossett
of Corbin, Ky.
services for Joyce will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Sale Creek Independent Presbyterian
Church with Pastor Phil Evaul officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband at the Evans
City Cemetery in Evans City, Penn.
share your memories of Joyce on her on-line guest register at www.vanderwallfh.com.
family is being served by the Vanderwall Funeral Home in Dayton.