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Irene King Bibbs

September 5, 1927 ~ March 10, 2019 (age 91)

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Irene King Bibbs, age 91, of Roanoke County formerly of Fincastle, died Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Irene was born in Salem September 5, 1927 and lived in the area all of her life. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Emmer Pruit King.

Irene retired from the Brian Center and was a true homemaker; enjoying canning, vegetable gardening, sewing, quilting, cooking, and reading.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Lee Roy Bibbs; son Lee Roy Bibbs, Jr., and six brothers and sisters. Irene is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Tom and Judy Bibbs of Roanoke; daughters and son-in-law Gloria and Sam Adkins and Shirley Bibbs all of Roanoke; daughter-in-law, Sharon Bibbs; grandchildren: Ashlee Zahner, Russon Bibbs, Lance Bibbs, Hannah Bibbs, Dawn Parris, and James Cooley; numerous great-grandchildren; brothers: Sanford King, George King, Oscar King, Jr. all of Salem, and Roger King of Pocahontas, West Virginia; sisters Jane Hale and Liddie Hale both of Salem, and Linda King of Christiansburg; and many nieces and nephews.

The family offers a very special thanks to all of Irene’s neighbors for being there for her.

A service honoring Irene’s life will be 11:00 am Thursday, March 14 at Rader Funeral Home, 630 Roanoke Road Daleville with Ben Peyton officiating. Burial will be at Old Dominion Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday, 6-8pm.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Feeding America, P.O. Box 96749
Washington, D.C. 20090-6749.

Online condolences may be made to Irene’s family at

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March 13, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083

March 14, 2019

11:00 AM
Rader Funeral Home
630 Roanoke Rd.
Daleville, VA 24083


Old Dominion Memorial Gardens
7271 Cloverdale Road
Roanoke, VA 24019


Feeding America
PO Box 96749, Washington DC 20090-6749

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