Iona Ruth Iery

Iona Iery

Iona Ruth Grigson Iery, 85, of Tollesboro, passed away Monday, September 16, 2019, at Meadowview Regional Medical Center in Maysville.

She was born October 6, 1933, in Lewis County, a daughter of the late Samuel and Rita Walker Grigson.

Iona was a member of Hickory Grove Church and worked as a cook for Lewis County High School for 10 years. She enjoyed going to church, singing with her daughters, going out in the country for rides, looking at old photos, Sunday dinners and spending time with her family and friends.

Iona is survived by five sons, Bryan Pollitt, Kippy Pollitt, and Kevin Pollitt, all of Tollesboro, Greg Pollitt (Lori) of Somerset, and Tony Pollitt (Shelly) of Concord; four daughters, Lisa Benedict (Kenneth), Sharon McCann, and Pam Kennedy (Mickey), all of Tollesboro, and Beverly Toller (Tom) of Vanceburg; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren and step great-great-grandchildren; one brother, Donald Grigson of Mt. Carmel; and one sister, Jean Hilterbrand of Covington. 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 first husband of 16 years, John Hughes Pollitt; her second husband of seven years, Charles Iery; one daughter, Tina Pollitt; two grandchildren, Cheyenne Hyrne and Jonathon Hyrne; three great-grandchildren, Scott Fite, Aerion Elaine Criag, and Lyric Irey Craig; one brother, Gerald Grigson; and a son-in-law, Halbert McCann Jr.

Services will be at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Hickory Grove Church in Tollesboro with Bro. David Hickerson officiating. Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery.

Friends may visit from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Hickory Grove Church, 4093 West Kentucky 10 at Tollesboro.

Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.

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