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Iris R. Sones

1925 - 2021




MISHAWAKA- Iris R. Sones, 95, of Mishawaka, died Thursday March 18, 2021 in Mishawaka.  She was born September 11, 1925 in London, England to George and Anne (Petchell) Humphrys.
     In June of 1947 she married Kenneth L. Sones.  He preceded her in death in November of 1989.  Surviving are 3 daughters Linda Hoehner of Florida, Jeanne Sones of Michigan, Debra (Scott) Suski of Mishawaka, IN; 10 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Kenneth, a daughter Karen Linville, and a son Michael Sones.

     Iris was a war bride and came to the United States on March 17, 1946.  She was a very intelligent lady with a vast knowledge of antiques.  She enjoyed gardening, traveling, was a well-known author and was known by many and loved by all.

     Cremation will take place and celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with her care.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to St Jude Children's Hospital.


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Christa Hepler

March 24, 2021 10:31 PM

My granny was one of a kind. It took me years to understand why we called her GG (great grandma), which she always reminded that was the name of a dog. She always spoke what was on her mind and that's how we'll all remember her. She was the last or the GREATS for me. She was a firecracker, bit never ever, ever got bored with a thing she said. We'll miss your stories, grams. You lived a long life, but I was hoping for a bit longer. Love you granny ❤

John Linville

March 23, 2021 11:51 AM

You were not the average Grandma. Nonetheless , who settles for average! Our memories will be etched in my heart forever. Love , John xo

John Linville

March 23, 2021 10:55 AM

Grandma , what can I say ? She was 1 of a kind! She taught me to be polite, honest , trustworthy , kind , respectful. She taught me how to bid at an auction. She taught me how to use a typewriter. She taught me how to write and encouraged my skill. She taught me how to balance a checkbook. She instilled in me countless other attributes . However , the 1 thing I will miss the most is she always had my back , she was ALWAYS there for me! Whether or not I was in the right or wrong , she was there to boost , encourage ,teach , help ,etc. I could ALWAYS count on her! I Love you Grandma and you will be forever etched in my memories. Xo

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March 19, 2021 11:36 AM
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