Michael J. Higgins Funeral Service Inc.

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Irma Ohmeis

September 16, 1923June 24, 2020

Irma Ohmeis of Congers, NY, a lifelong resident of Rockland County, died peacefully on June 24, 2020.

Born in Rockland Lake, NY on September 16, 1923, she was the daughter of John and Sophie DeBoyace. She attended Congers High School, graduating in 1941 as salutatorian of her class. Upon graduation, she worked as a teller at Nyack National Bank.

She married Peter Ohmeis of Sparkill, NY in July 1942 in Lake Charles, LA during his service with the US Army Air Corps. He died in November 1987. She was predeceased by two brothers: John DeBoyace, who died in 1992 and Arthur DeBoyace, who died in 2015.

Irma worked in the Sales Department of Dexter Press in West Nyack, NY for 24 years, retiring in 1982. In later years, she was an active volunteer with the Historical Society of Rockland County, the Nyack Hospital Thrift Shop, and the Congers Civic Association.

Irma is survived by her son Peter and his wife Patricia of Monroe, NY and by her daughter Penny Leonard and her husband George of Congers, NY. She is also survived by four grandchildren: Michael and his wife Robin, Jeffrey and his wife Cheryl, Eileen and her husband Stephen, Cheryl and her husband Adam. Grammy will be missed by her eight "greats": Caroline, Julia, Cassidy, Lindsey, Tyler, Amanda, Courtney, and Ashley.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, a family funeral service will take place at Gethsemane Cemetery in Rockland Lake, NY.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Irma Ohmeis

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Jean Hawley

July 9, 2020

Sorry for your family's loss. I remember seeing her, doing her part to keep Congers clean by picking up debris on Kings Hwy. God Bless

Sandy Knapp

June 28, 2020

Penny, Peter & Family,
So sorry to learn of your Mother's passing. She was an awesome lady. Please accept my sincere condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sandy Knapp