Irene Wassink, age 79, of Jamestown, New York, passed away February 18, 2018 at the Heritage Green Nursing facility after an ex- tended illness. Irene was born in 1938 to the Gerald and Bertha Wassink. She was an only child. Irene graduated from Panama Central School and spent 2 years at Missionary School in Johnson City, New York. Irene worked at Welch’s in Brocton and continued her business career working many years at the National Grange Insurance office in James- town and a few other agencies. She was very active Christian member of the Niobe Baptist Church in Niobe, New York. Irene played the piano and organ at the church for many years. She loved the “Lord” and her church family. Irene is predeceased by her parents, Gerald and Bertha Wassink. She is survived by many cousins, friend, most not- ably her caretaker and cousins Larry and Roxanne McFadden. Calls may be made at the SPITZER Funeral Home, 8728 E. Main St., Clymer, N.Y. on Thursday from 10am-11am where a funeral service will immediately fol- low at 11 am. Flowers gratefully declined. Memorial contributions in Irene’s memory may be made to the Niobe Baptist Church, 255 Church St, Pa- nama, NY 14767.