Irene “Dickle” Hostler Seal, 88, of Ranson passed away Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021 at the Complete Care at Dawnview, Ft. Ashby, WV.

Irene was born Aug. 7, 1933 in Jefferson County. She was the daughter of the late Forest Earl Hostler and Margaret Elizabeth Ott Hostler.

She was a homemaker.

She was a faithful member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church, Charles Town where she was a member of the Women’s Group in the church.

She attended Charles Town High School.

She is survived by her daughter, Patricia E. “Patsy” McQuain and husband Clifford, of Ridgeley, WV, daughter in law, Bonnie Seal, of Ranson; granddaughters, Tatum McQuain and Carletta McQuain, both of Ridgeley; grandsons, JW Seal and husband, Charles Davies, Philadelphia, PA and Jason, Seal, of Ranson; great-grandchildren: MaKinzee Seal and MaKaylah Seal; sister, Emma Lee Virts, of Lucketts, VA; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, John William Seal, Sr. who passed on March 28, 1989; son, John W. Seal, Jr.; five sisters and three brothers.

Services were held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, 2021 at the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town with Dr. Henry Christie officiating.

Interment was in Pleasant View Memory Gardens, Martinsburg.

Friends were received from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions

may be made to the St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 111 South Seminary Street, Charles Town, WV 25414.

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