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Iris Stacy McClure, 95, died of natural causes on September 21, 2022 at the Kennybrook Village retirement community in Grimes, IA. Iris was born on February 7, 1927 in Marietta, Ohio, the daughter of Dewey Dee Stacy and Edith (Weinstock) Stacy. She graduated from Marietta High School in 1945 and attended Marietta College, where she was a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. Iris worked at BF Goodrich Plastic Division for over ten years as an analytical chemist. On August 16, 1952, she married James S. McClure in Marietta, Ohio. She and her family moved to Antioch, Illinois in 1978. In Antioch, she was a member of Millburn Congregational Church and served as a teacher and board member for more than 20 years. She has also served on the Girl Scouts Board of Directors. His hobbies included bridge, reading, gardening, tapestry and genealogy.

Iris was proud to be a direct descendant of Captain Daniel Davis, one of the original 48 settlers in the Northwest Territories. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a descendant of Colonel William Stacy, Captain Daniel Davis, Deacon Daniel Davis and Daniel Davis Jr, and a member of the Mayflower Society, a descendant of John Alden, Priscilla (Mullins) Alden and William Mullins.

Iris was predeceased by husband James McClure, parents, brother Robert Stacy and wife Patricia, brother Edward “Jack” Stacy, Sister Mary “Betty” Carr (Max) and her sisters-in-law Nan McClure and Jean Stacy.

She is survived by identical twin daughters; Mary Tadlock (Charles) of Oxnard, CA, and Martha Ryan (Dudley) of Mahtomedi, MN, son James McClure (Theresa) of Johnston, IA; as well as five grandchildren; Amanda, Sarah, Jacob Tadlock, Peyton McClure and Vance Ryan (Danessa) and great-granddaughter Vienna. Also survived are sister Ruth Dick (James), brother David Stacy and brother-in-law Robert McClure of Smyrna, GA.

Visitation will be held at Marietta Chapel of Cawley & Peoples Funeral Home, 408 Front Street, Marietta, Ohio, followed by funeral services at Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio in the spring of 2023.

Memorial contributions may be made to Millburn Congregational Church at 19073 West Grass Lake Road, Lake Villa, IL 60046 or to the donor’s preferred charity.