Iris Marie Saylor

October 7, 1923February 27, 2018

Iris Saylor, 94, of Knoxville, TN, peacefully fell asleep in the Lord on February 27, 2018. Born in Kristiansand, Norway, she came with her family to the U.S. as a teenager. Married in 1944 she and her husband had three children. She worked as a bookkeeper and sold real estate, as well as being a great homemaker. She was a wonderful Christian woman who was a blessing to her family and all who knew her. Preceded in death by husband Elmer Saylor and daughter Barbara Dickson. Survived by son, Earl Taylor of San Diego, California; daughter and son-in-law, Joan and John Econ of Knoxville, TN; brothers, Johnny Brun of Powder Springs, GA, Stanley Brun of Hayward, CA, and Kenneth Brun (wife Jan), of Carson City, NV. Also, 7 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 2 great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, March 2 from 5-7 p.m. with funeral service to follow at 7 p.m. at Berry Lynnhurst Funeral Home, 2300 Adair Dr. Graveside service will be Saturday, March 3 at 11 a.m. at Lynnhurst Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Alzheimer's Tennessee, 5801 Kingston Pk., Knoxville, TN 37919. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, March 2, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, March 3, 2018

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John and Chry2 McDonald

March 2, 2018

Dearest Iris was always so sweet when we visited Joan and John. We pray that the Lord will open His arms and accept her into His heavenly kingdom. May her memory be eternal. We send our love to to Joan, John, David, Lisa, her grandchildren and rest of her family.

Carter Family

February 28, 2018

Please accept our deepest condolences for the loss of dear Iris. We pray that our loving Heavenly Father (Psalm 83:18) provides the much needed comfort to you during this difficult time.