Iris Iona Criss

Iris Iona Criss

Iris Iona Criss

Iris Iona Barker Criss, 96, of Vanceburg, passed away Monday evening, December 25, 2017, at Vanceburg Rehabilitation and Care Center.

She was born November 7, 1921, in West Virginia, a daughter of the late Monroe and Nancy Hamilton Barker.

Iris was a member of Laurel Point Church and was a homemaker. She enjoyed embroidering, cooking, playing the piano, reading the Bible, and spending time with her family and friends.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, James Monroe and Mary Criss of Harrisville, Pennsylvania; one daughter, Anita Criss of Vanceburg; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. She also leaves many other family members and friends who will sadly miss her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 72 years, Ira Lenny Criss; two brothers, George Barker and Welton Barker; and two sisters, Juanita Barker and Vesta Lumley.

A private service will be held Friday at Hamilton-Mawk Cemetery on Tar Fork Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105.

Dickerson Funeral Home in Vanceburg is caring for all arrangements.