MILLSTADT — Iris Irene Hight, nee Garrott, 86, of Millstadt, passed away suddenly at her home May 10, 2019, in Millstadt. She was born April 24, 1933, in Union County, the daughter of Lester and Maude (Ury) Garrott.
She was a graduate of SIU Carbondale and was employed by the University of Illinois in the Illinois extension service until she started a family and became a homemaker her remaining years.
She married Harley D. Hight on May 25, 1957, at the Big Creek Baptist Church south of Anna. She was a member of this church at a young age and is presently a member of Westview Baptist Church in Swansea.
Along with her husband, she is survived by her son David Hight of Dayton, Ohio; sisters-in-laws Helen Miller and Joyce Fuiten; and brother-in-law Larry (Rosemary) Hight.
She is preceded in death by her parents; brother Orrin (Colleen) Garrott and brother Carl Garrott - a casualty of WWII.
Iris was a cheerful and loving person who enjoyed being around other people and having family get-togethers, as she liked to cook. She also was a beloved Sunday school teacher, active in church, and did volunteer work.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, with Greg Sutter officiating. Interment will be at Mount Evergreen Cemetery in Millstadt. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at Quernheim Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Association or Millstadt Senior Center, Meals on Wheels.