Iris A. Lex Prout 77, passed away March 14, 2020, at her home In Numedia, after fighting a long, courageous battle with cancer.
Iris was born in Hazleton, Pa. on September 24, 1942 to Parents, the late William and Freda Steiner-Ulshafer. She resided in Weston where she attended the Black Creek High School and the Ringtown High School where she graduated in 1960 as Valedictorian of her class. She later continued her education in Texas where she graduated from Hurst College, with Phi-Theta Kappa Honors.
Upon moving to California, she spent nine years working as Office Manager for Anesthesia Care Associates., which was owned and operated by her sister Gayle, and obtaining her Real Estate license.
In 1996 she, along with her husband, built a Kwik Kar Lube and Tune business where they owned and operated the business until selling it in 2003. During her time of managing Kwik Kar, she also sold real estate for Shear Realty and Coldwell Banker. Iris received multiple awards with her real estate work as the “Top Seller of The Year” and was classified as a “Million Dollar Seller”.
Iris then moved to PA after their house was built in Numedia in 2007. She attended the First Baptist Church in Numedia and Danville for Sunday School and weekly services. She was sure not to miss doing her Bible Readings before she would start her day and before turning in for the evening.
Iris is survived by Robert, her husband of 34 years, and by her five children, Lamar (Milena), Texas; Terry Lex, Weston; Tracy Lex, Ringtown; Sabrina (Chris )Leach, Frackville; and Nadine Lex, Numedia.
Also surviving are ten grandchildren; Rebecca Lex, Rachael Lex, Martin Lex, Jordan Sypeck, Nathan Sypeck, Thomas Lex, Dana Lex, Joshua Lex, Hailey Kupusnick, and Colby Kupusnick. Three great grand-daughters, Isabella Turner, Adeline Lex, and Isabel Lex.
She also leaves behind sisters Gayle, California and Sandra (Carl) Rittenhouse, Sugarloaf; a brother, Larry (Irena) Weston; and a sister in law, Lorene, Arizona along with many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death was a brother Keith, Colorado; 2 great-grandchildren James and Elizabeth Turner, Texas; along with two stepchildren, Douglas and Debra Prout, California.
Iris enjoyed her many fur babies she cared for over the years, where she would have five dogs at any given time. She would make sure she watched the Westminster Dog Show as that could be classified as her favorite TV program.
Once moving back to Pa, she thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her children. She was re-introduced to the art of canning and drying foods which began a multi-year hobby of preparing foods to store for the winter as she wasn’t a fan to be going out in the cold, snowy weather. She enjoyed her many flower beds, especially the hundreds of Iris plants that surrounded her property.
Iris was very involved with the food pantry that was held through the Baptist Church, where she volunteered her time every Thursday evening helping to distribute food.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, The Memorial Service will be held at a time more convenient for her family and will be announced through the Allen R. Horne Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Catawissa.
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