Ms. Iris Jeanette Pueschel, age 81, of Lake City, died early Thursday morning August 29, 2013 at Haven Hospice of the Suwannee Valley following an extended illness. A native of Columbia County, Ms. Pueschel was the daughter of the late John Alexander Pueschel and Lovie Box Pueschel. She was educated in the Columbia County School system graduating in 1950 and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida
in 1954. She moved to Jacksonville, Florida later that year and began her 31 year employment with the State of Florida Department of Health and Rehab services. In 1976 she relocated to Fort Lauderdale where she resided until 1986 moving back to Jacksonville until retiring and returning to Lake City in 1996. In her spare time Ms. Pueschel enjoyed playing bridge and she was a history buff. Mrs. Pueschel is preceded in death by her special beloved niece Carol Guynn Manning of Lake City.
Ms. Pueschel is survived by a great niece, Patricia Christine "Christie" Manning Cope of Lake City; great-great nieces, Shelby Anne Manning; Catherine Elizabeth Cope; Margaret Christine "Maggie" Cope and Carolyn Dawn Campis; a great nephew, John C. Manning and his children, Skyler, Nathan, Emily and Matthew of Lake City; a nephew, Richard Manning; a niece, Linda Pueschel both of Lake City. Her beloved cat, Princess and special friends the Robert Johnson family. Special care givers Sue Hudson and Cindy Wild.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made to Haven Hospice of the Suwannee Valley, 6037 US Hwy 90 West, Lake City, FL 32055 or to
. Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 South Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 (386) 752-1234. Please sign the on-line family guest book at parrishfamilyfuneralhome.com.