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Irene Francis (Strunk) Crabtree

 Irene Francis (Strunk) Crabtree, age 88 years, of Pine Knot, KY., passed away at Baptist Health Corbin Hospital on October 20, 2022, she was the wife of the late Ernest Crabtree whom she married on September 5, 1949. She was born on June 19, 1934 in Winfield, TN to the late Ray and Nola Strunk. In addition to her husband and parents, Irene was also preceded in death by her daughter; Debbie Lynn Stephens, brothers; Donald, Harold and Gene Strunk, sister; Pearl Strunk, grandsons; Matthew Crabtree and James Robert Duncan, great-grandson; Deven Honeycutt. She was blessed in her life with her surviving family including her children; Helen Bowling, Gary and wife Peggy Crabtree, Terry and wife Mary Rose Crabtree and Wendy and husband Robert Duncan, grandchildren; Tammy and husband Gary Crabtree, Shawna Whitehead, Autumn and husband Ron Troxell, Heather Stephens, Jamie Wagers, John, Luke, Haley, Mikey and Amber Stephens, Shane Crabtree and companion Jenny Strunk, Autumn and husband Anthony Watters, Magen and husband Travis Witt, Jessica and husband Brian Hicks, along with 20 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren. Sister; Shirley Strunk and a host of nieces and nephews. Irene enjoyed gardening, cooking, canning, quilting, but her greatest joy was spending time with her family and grandchildren. Funeral Service for Irene were scheduled for 1:00 PM, Tuesday, October 25, 2022 in the Chapel of McCreary County Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 11:00 am until time for funeral service. Brothers Willis Troxell and Jim Crabtree are officiating and burial will follow in Crabtree Family Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the funeral home for funeral expenses. McCreary County Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements for Irene Francis Crabtree.

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