Iris Rosalee Jones Leary, 81, of Pond Hill died Saturday, March 26, 2017 at the residence of her daughter.
She was born June 12, 1935 in Bath County, Virginia, the daughter of the late Robert Ransom Jones and Iris Madeline Jackson Jones.
Iris was retired, having worked at the Forest Service Visitation Center in Hot Springs, and did housekeeping for many families in the area. She started working in Warm Springs at the age of 8 in the kitchen at the Warm Springs Inn. She was a waitress at the Sportsman Inn for many years.
She attended Chimney Run Church of the Brethren for a large part of her life and was a graduate of Old Valley High School. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.
Iris is survived by her children: Patricia L. Spangler of Clifton Forge, Kimberly L. Call and husband Richard Jr. of Millboro; grandchildren: David Leary, Sarah Berenato, Emily Berenato, Connor Call, Darin Spangler; great grandchildren: Damien Craig, Tiana Richmond, Kenley Gamble, and Mariah Spangler; half-sisters: Dreama Martin and Nancy Williams; sister-in-law Thelma Curtis, brother-in-law Hubert Leary and wife Sherrie, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jackie Olden Leary, who preceded her on February 27, 2013, a son: Michael Lynn Leary, and her siblings: Robert Thomas Jones, and Lorna Gertrude Jones Law.
A funeral service will be conducted at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Lorrie Aikens officiating. A meal will be served after the service at the church.
The family will receive friends an hour before the service at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Regional Hospice or Virginia Chapel United Methodist Church.