Emily Iris McNiff

MCNIFF, Emily Iris, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2014 at the age of 85. A Catholic, Emily Iris was known for her devotion to her family and her sparkling personality. Preceded in death by her father, Harold Leslie Garth; her mother, Trina Van Assen Garth; and her brother, Robert Leslie Garth, Emily Iris is survived by her beloved husband Philip , whom she married on May 5, 1951, her loving children Patricia McNiff Hughes (Ray), Philip Robert McNiff (Cindianne), Laura McNiff Daniels (Ted), Emily McNiff Darst (Ken), Jane McNiff Wenzel (Trevor) and her cherished grandchildren David Hughes (Melissa), Carolyn Hughes Owens (Matt), Adam Daniels (Ashley), Matthew Daniels (Dahlia), Amanda McNiff Cassreino (David), Meghann McNiff Nelson (Austin), Philip Garth McNiff (Kristen), Iris Kathleen Darst Plasencia (Chris), Sarah Darst Weaving (Mike), Andrew Darst, Mary Bridget Darst, Daniel Darst, Stephen Darst, Connor Wenzel, and 11 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 5225 N. Himes Avenue in Tampa, Florida with a Mass of the Resurrection following at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Emily Iris's name to the Lions Clubs International Foundation Sight Programs or .

Funeral Home

Hillsboro Memorial Funeral Home
2323 West Brandon Blvd Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 689-8121

Published in TBO.com on Feb. 18, 2014