Yerks, Iris Anderson
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Iris Anderson Yerks, 83, A life fulfilled
Iris Yerks, of Ossining, NY, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 6, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. Iris was born on April 19, 1929, graduated from Ossining High School in New York and married her long time love and husband of 62 years, General Robert George Yerks, on June 10, 1951.
Iris's accomplishments are impressive and extensive. A superb Army wife, she bore the incredible responsibility of raising 10 children during two wars and countless deployments. Her extraordinary strength coming from her great love of life, family, friends and God. She was truly a Saint by any definition of the word.
Iris has 5 sons: Robert, Frank, Gary, Thomas and David, 5 daughters: Roberta, Virginia, Irene, Patricia and Caroline and 25 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held at Oldham Roberts & Powell Funeral Home, 1110 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, KY from 5:00 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Funeral Services will be held at St. Mark Roman Catholic Church in Richmond, KY at 1:00 pm on April 11, 2013, with Fr. Jim Sichko officiating. Final internment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a date/time to be announced. Iris and Robert have asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent in honor of Iris A Yerks, to the Wounded Warrior Project, National Processing Center, PO Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas 66675. Condolences may be expressed at www.orpfh.com.
"God Give Us Strength"
Published in the The Journal News on Apr. 9, 2013