Irene M. Dickerson

March 13, 1932April 6, 2021

Irene M. Dickerson, 89, of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, died Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at home surrounded by her children.

Born in Andover Township, Irene was a longtime resident of Sussex County before moving to Pike County in 2004. She was a homemaker and spent most of her life raising children. She was happiest when surrounded by her family and friends. Irene was a former member of the Red Hat Society and a former member of the Andover Township Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

The daughter of the late Charles Nathan and Laura May (Hendershot) Sipley, Irene was also predeceased by her husband, Darrel Dickerson on September 26, 2008; her two daughters, Sharon and Diane Dickerson; her four sisters, Fannie Luchetti, Patricia Sliker, Audrey and Shirley Sipley; and her three brothers, Charles (Bubby), Earl and Gerald Sipley. She is survived by her four daughters, Betty Cummins and husband, Barrett, of Newton, Cathy McClain of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, Cindy Falotico and husband, Joseph, of Stillwater Township, Laura Hanley and husband, Martin, of Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania; her two sons, Darrel Dickerson and wife, Debbie, of East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, and Edward Dickerson of Branchville. She is also survived by her three brothers, Robert Sipley and wife Betty, of Andover Township, Vincent Sipley and wife, Donna, of Belvedere and Richard Sipley of Newton; her sister, Nellie Kinney and husband, Glen, of Andover Township; her sister-in-law, Muriel Erickson of Tampa, Florida; her fourteen grandchildren; and her twelve great-grandchildren; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Graveside Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 17, 2021, at Frankford Plains Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Andover Township Fire Department, 625 Limecrest Road, Newton, NJ 07860.


17 April

Graveside Service

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Frankford Plains Cemetery

Plains Road
Frankford, NJ 07860


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Joanne Stiff

April 14, 2021

My deepest sympathy to the entire Dickerson family. As former neighbors, I remember Irene being energetic, friendly, and engaged in family activities and gatherings. I know she will be deeply missed, but her legacy lives on in her children and the lives she touched.

Robert Vickery

April 14, 2021

Sorry to hear of Irene passing. She is remembered fondly along with husband Darrel. Bob talks about fun times they spent together in the Eagles may years ago.

Wendy Terhune

April 11, 2021

To The entire Dickerson Family: My heart goes out to each one of you. Your Mom was so kind and had a great sense of humor. I am holding you in my heart and my prayers. May God's love and the love of family and friends comfort you.
Love, Wendy Terhune

Eleanor Gromlich

April 10, 2021

Dearest Dickerson Kids,
I'm Sorry. Yet at the same time I know she is not, to finally be with the Lord and her Buck and two beautiful girls.
Her upbeat ways kept anybody around her Upbeat, too. You couldn't help but love her.
She made an impression on me the first time I bumped into her as we changed classes in the doorway of Mrs. Grigg's Math/Shorthand Room. I didn't even know who she was then when I was a Freshman in NHS. All I noticed was how very friendly she was as an Upperclassman Senior, being so kind and attentive to a mere freshman. Not just once but every time we met, always the smile and laughter from Irene Sipley. Think how happy I was when she joined my own family as she married Bucky Dickerson! All those family picnics at the River and the fun and laughter there, too. It was good and I am glad that I knew Irene Sipley Dickerson.
With much love and prayers,
Eleanor Gromlich
Hamburg, PA

Kathy Pittenger

April 8, 2021

Dear Dickerson Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. You are so blessed to have had such a wonderful role model. I will always keep the memories of her humor and laughter near my heart. RIP Aunt Irene. Blessings to all of you.❤

valerie Hartmann

April 8, 2021

Known your mom long time wonderful lady, she will be missed by all who knew and loved her , I always called her mom The Hartmann family