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Zechar Bailey Funeral Home

1499 N Broadway Po Box 337, Greenville, OH

OBITUARY

Iris M Hathaway

August 7, 1929October 31, 2019
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Iris M. Hathaway age 90, of Greenville passed away at 12:33 AM on Thursday, October 31, 2019, at her residence. Iris was born August 7, 1929, in New Madison to the late Lester & Florence (Agler) Geeting. In addition to her parents, Iris was also preceded in death by her husband, John R. Hathaway on May 11, 2010, whom she married October 5, 1950; son, Keith Hathaway; grandson, Robbie Hathaway; great-granddaughter, Sarah Heeter; brother, Wayne Geeting; and sisters, Margaret Miller Drew and Ruth McLear. Iris is survived by her sons & daughter-in-law, John R. & Deborah L. Hathaway of Greenville and Donald L. Hathaway of Greenville; daughters & son-in-law, Carol A. Hathaway of Greenville and Diane L. & Kirk Zimmer of Arcanum; grandchildren & spouses, Brian K. (Audrey) Hathaway, Jaime L. Hathaway & fiancé, Travis Burton, Doug (Karla) Zimmer, Philip (Haven) Zimmer, Charles (Krista) Zimmer, Erica Zimmer, Pam (Andrew) Parrish, Alicia (Jeremy) McKinney, John (Brittany) Hathaway; step-grandchildren & spouses, Matt (Jennifer) Swiger, Mike (Carrie) Swiger and Mitch (Ambré) Swiger; great-grandchildren, Naomi Hathaway, Johnathan Heeter, Lydia Heeter, David John Zimmer, Ashlyn Zimmer, Ethan Zimmer, Nadalyn Zimmer, Amelia Zimmer, Henry Zimmer, Alexi Zimmer, Cora Zimmer, Zyan McKinney, Hope McKinney, Lillian McKinney, Kailyn Robertson, Caison Parrish, Donald Lee Hathaway, Faith Hathaway, Colton Denny and two foster great grandchildren; step-great grandchildren, Audrey Swiger, Liam Swiger, Trevor Swiger, Jaylin Swiger, Nick Swiger and Landon Burton; and numerous nieces and nephews. Iris was a farm wife, mother and nurse for Dr. Boli and Wayne Hospital in Greenville. She graduated in 1947 from New Madison High School and in 1950 from Miami Valley Hospital School of Nursing. Iris was a member of Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church, Darke County Farm Bureau, Ft. Greenville Camping Club, Friends of the Darke County Parks and Nifty Neave Homemakers. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, November 15, 2019, at Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church 3856 Church St. Ft. Jefferson with Rev. David Brisker officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Ft. Jefferson. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Ft. Jefferson United Methodist Church or the Church Building Fund.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 15, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, November 15, 2019

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Roxanne Cech

November 6, 2019

Carol, Don, and Diane,
Your Mother was absolutely one of the best. She knew how to run the world. The evidence is her wonderful family. Hugs and prayers for you
Roxanne

Fred Slagle

November 5, 2019

Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother.

Sheila Voisard

November 2, 2019

So sorry for your loss Carol. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Sherry (Baker) Echeman

November 2, 2019

Praying for Peace and Strength to all your Hearts. I also remember lots of 4-H fun, riding the bus to school together & my classmates, Carol and Keith. I can't think of my childhood without the Hathaway's! Your Mom was always so nice and kind! Hold your memories close.

Jane Tester

November 2, 2019

Thinking of all of you. Remember lots of 4-H fun, and also playing ‘bloody murder’ in your yard late at night! Your mom was a great nurse to me after my collision with the tree stump.
I can hear her laugh, always so happy and cheerful.
Thoughts and prayers to all of you.

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