Yvonne Briscoe Ireland, 74, of Erdenheim, a retired office manager, died of organ failure Thursday, May 19, at Abington Memorial Hospital.
In 1982, Mrs. Ireland became office manager for Erdenheim Pediatrics, which later became Lockman & Lubell Pediatric Associates in Fort Washington. After retiring at 65, she worked part-time for the practice as a referral specialist until January.
Mrs. Ireland graduated from Yeadon High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Millersville University. She taught for several years at McKinley Elementary School in Elkins Park.
In 1956, she marred Charles S. Ireland Jr. While raising a family in Mount Airy, she volunteered at Deborah Heart Hospital, was a substitute teacher in Philadelphia public schools, and became an expert candle-maker. During summers she camped with her family on the East Coast and in Canada.