Iris Fern Leary Townsend © Cheyenne Star Submitted by: Wanda Purcell
Iris Fern Leary Townsend, 72, passed away Saturday, January 8, 2000 at Crane Memorial Hospital, Crane, Texas. She was cremated and private services were held for family members. Arrangemetns were made by Richard W. Box Funeral Home.
Fern was born May 23, 1927 in Mountain View, Oklahoma and has lived in Crane since 1963.
She was a school teacher for Crane ISD until her retirement.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Crane, served on the Crane Classroom Teachers Association and was a member of the Crane Garden Club.
Fern was married to Donald C. Townsend on January 8, 1950 in Reydon, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband on May 24, 1998.
She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Helen Barton of Comanche, Texas; five daughters, Susan Loyless of Crane, Texas; Storm Evans of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Claudia Wolfe of Llano, Texas; Ann Blanton of Charleston, South Carolina; and Jill Townsend of Kingland, Texas; a son, Graham Don Townsend of Bowling Green, Kentucky; eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.
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