Iris Marie (DeClue) Henderson- Koch of DeSoto was born July 26, 1925 in Potosi, a daughter to the late Theresa (Suiter) DeClue-Harrelson and Fabian DeClue. Iris departed this life Monday, December 28, 2020 having reached the age of 95 years, 5 months and 2 days.
Iris was united in marriage to Lindell Henderson and later to Matthew “Boots” Koch; both were called to their heavenly home.
Iris is survived by her son, Ronald “Ron” Henderson and wife Phyllis of Valley Park; daughter, Janice McClinton and husband Ralph of DeSoto; brother, Jim Harrelson and wife Erma of Potosi; sister, Margie Carmon of Paragould, Arkansas; sisters-in-law, Geraldine DeClue of Potosi and Deloris DeClue of Potosi; three grandchildren, Ryan Henderson of Chicago, Illinois, Thaddeus (T.J.) McClinton of Hillsboro, Matthew McClinton of DeSoto; three great grandchildren, Sam McClinton, Cameron McClinton, Catlynn McClinton; a great great grandchild, Noah and many other nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents and loving husbands, Lindell and “Boots”, Iris was preceded in death by her brothers, Danny DeClue, Edmond DeClue, Glennon DeClue and Fabian “Ace” DeClue.
Iris had many God given gifts that she shared with those she loved. She was gifted with a green thumb and kept a beautiful garden that was admired by those who passed by her home. She loved spending time outdoors, boating, fishing and taking care of her home. She was an avid reader and loved stories with lots of drama and romance. Her memory will be cherished by all who loved her.
Visitation for Iris was held Wednesday, January 6th from 10 A.M.-12 P.M. at Moore Funeral Home in Potosi.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 6th at 12 P.M. at Moore Funeral Home with Father Rodger Fleming officiating.
Burial and final prayers took place at Calvary Cemetery in Potosi. Serving as pallbearers were T.J. McClinton, Matt McClinton, Sam McClinton, Tom Roy, Leslie Harrelson, Jim Harvey and honorary pallbearer Jim Harrelson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.
All services were under the care and direction of Moore Funeral Home in Potosi.
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