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Iris Cashman Anderson

Published: Thursday, April 10, 2014 4:56 p.m. CDT

Iris Cashman Anderson, 88, formerly of Mt. Morris, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014 in Illini Hospital, Silvis.

Iris was born Feb. 8, 1926 in Freeport, the daughter of Nelson and Francis (Wiltshire) James. 

She graduated from Freeport High School in the Class of 1944.

Iris married Harry Cashman, Polo, on April 15, 1945, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 22, 1978.

Iris then married Clarence Anderson, Rockford, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 1, 2008.

Iris helped on the family farm for many years and was a secretary for Watt Publishing, Mt. Morris, and the Oregon School District.

Iris was well known throughout northern Illinois for her beautiful singing talent. She performed for more than 60 years at numerous events including the Rockford Symphony Orchestra, church events and crusades, and was a featured soloist in many cantatas.

She participated in several women’s clubs and singing groups.

Iris was a former member of the Mt. Morris Evangelical Free Church and the Rockford First Evangelical Free Church.

She was devoted to serving the Lord and her loving family

Iris is survived by a son, David (Faith) Cashman, Geneseo, daughter, Diane (Dan) Overmyer, Valparaiso, Ind.; grandchildren, Chris (Lisa) Cashman, Chicago, Amber (Steve) Remsen, Hillsboro, Oregon, Jeremy (Chelsea) Overmyer, Elkhart, Ind., Josh Overmyer, Valparaiso, Ind.;  great-grandchildren, Carissa Cashman, Lily Remsen, and Alix Mercer.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Harry Cashman and Clarence Anderson; a son, James Cashman; three brothers; and one sister.

Funeral services will be Sunday, April 13 at 3 p.m. at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris,  with Rev. Bruce McKanna officiating

Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Mt. Morris.

Visitation will be Sunday April 13 from 1 p.m. until service time at Finch Funeral Home.

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