Obit: Iris Morford


Iris Dean Morford, 87, of Durant, died on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 at Lutheran Living of Muscatine.

Visitation was held on Friday, Aug. 31 from 10 until 11 a.m. at the Bentley Funeral Home in Durant.

Graveside services followed the visitation at the Rock Island National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Living Memory Unit in Muscatine in her memory.

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Iris was born in Manchester, Tennessee on June 17, 1931 to Roy and Ludie (Lusk) Moore.

Iris married Gene H. Morford on April 6, 1955 in Jacksonville, Florida. He preceded her in death on July 11, 2002.

She was employed at Addressograph-Multigraph and later worked at Icon Solutions in Davenport.

She was a member of the Durant American Legion Auxiliary.

Iris is survived by her daughters: Patricia Fifer of Davenport, Sharon Murray of Carlisle, Illinois and Mary “Robin” (Michael) Reichert of Wilton; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and her brother Ken Moore of Lynchburg, Tennessee.

She was preceded in death by her husband and sisters: Norma Yates, Edna Ruth Shelton and Mary Alice Moultrie.