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Iris G. Mann

Iris G. (Elton) Mann, age 95, of Delta, Ohio, passed away peacefully, Wednesday afternoon, July 24, 2019, at a nursing facility in Newburgh, Indiana.  She was born September 3, 1923 in Swanton, Ohio to Homer and Murtie (Oberla) Elton.  She was a 1941 graduate of Swanton High School, and married Adam Leon Mann on December 21, 1943.  He preceded her in death on May 9, 2004.

Iris worked as a clerk and treasurer for the Swanton Local School District.  She and her late husband spent the winters in Winter Haven Florida.  They also enjoyed fishing in Canada.  She would tell her family she hoped there was fishing in heaven.  Besides fishing, she also enjoyed quilting and knitting.  Iris attended the Swanton Church of the Nazarene.

Iris is survived by her children, Linda Garmenn of Delta, Ohio, Gretchen (Gary) Meller of Newburgh, IN, Burton (Eileen) Mann of Delta, OH and Barton (De) Mann of Wytheville, VA; 10 grandchildren, Annette (Jon) Todd, Dawn (Tom) Price, Elizabeth Garmenn, Patience Garmenn, Todd (Kristina) Meller, Jennifer Meller (Bobbi Montgomery), Jeff (Amanda) Mann, Cassandra (Vic) Hartzell, Christopher Mann and Kari (Anthony) Thomas; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Dail Stutzman of Wauseon, OH; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides her husband of 60 years, Adam, Iris was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Peggy Mann; son-in-law, Philip Garmenn and her sister, Alice Wood.

Services will be private.  


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Cathy Grannan of Newburgh, IN. I will always remember Iris from her Bell Oaks stay. We had a lot of fun making hats! She was always smiling. She was always a very proper lady! She reminded me of many of my aunts! I will miss her! My heartfelt sympathy to her family!

cathy grannan Aug 1 2019 12:00 AM

I really loved, respected and learned so much from her. Her Christian example was amazing, her laughter, cooking, joy in life was so infectious she will be greatly missed. My love to her entire family & friends.

Grace & Roger Raker Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

I will always remember Adam and Iris as being faithful Church attendees and friendly. They were good friends to my parents.

Dennis Hartsell Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

Thoughts are with your family. The picture you used was great. I just told my mom about seeing this, since she does not use the computer. Brian and Sharon (Ingraham) Conrad and Alice Ingraham

Sharon Conrad Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

As a child, I loved it when she played the piano at church, we couldn't help but rejoice with her. I have many good memories of Iris, earning a little money to help her clean, I'm sure she could have done a better job, but she was always encouraging. The last time I saw her at the nursing home, she still had her loving spirit, she will be missed. When we all get to heaven, what a day of rejoicing that will be.

Alice Simon Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

I remember Adam and Iris from the Swanton Missionary Church when I was a little girl. Her sweet pickles at those potluck dinners will never be forgotten and her sweet and bubbly personality were infectious. I'll say on behalf of my parents, Bill and Joyce Crozier, that the Sunday School fish fries at Adam and Iris's house were a delight. I'm sure they are enjoying a great reunion in heaven with their Lord and each other. My sympathy to all the family.

Kelly Miller (Crozier) Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

Our sincere and heartfelt sympathy to you in the loss of your dear Mother. She was such a joy to all who knew her.
God Bless.

Lois and Everett Pass Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

The photo you chose says it all! Iris was a special lady. She was a kind and generous person with a great sense of humor. Lon and I will miss her! Thinking of you all and sending prayers that Our Heavenly Father will bless you with His healing love during this difficult time.

Lon and Judy Fessenden Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

To the children:
So sorry for your loss of your mother. Remember both your parents. You have my deepest sympathy with lots of memories.
My grandfather was Lyle Jones South of Delta

Connie Dellenbach Favorite Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Iris Mann

Connie Dellenbach Favorite Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

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