Iris Ellen Shrode, 85, of Beaumont, formerly of Orange, passed away Saturday, May 23, at the Clairmont Nursing Facility in Beaumont.
Born Sept. 16, 1929 in Tylertown, Ms., she lived in Beaumont for the last four years and was previously a longtime resident of Orange. Mrs. Shrode worked as an accountant for the DuPont – Sabine River Works Plant in Orange, she was of the Baptist faith and she attended Community Church in Orange. Mrs. Shrode enjoyed traveling in the motor home with her husband, dancing, playing cards, especially Rummy. She enjoyed playing dominos and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Mrs. Shrode is preceded in death by her father, John Oteri, Sr.; mother, Margaret Violet (Beryl) Oteri; husband, Larry Shrode; three sisters and one brother.
Those who will most cherish her memory are her daughter, Terilee Turner and husband, Thomas of Beaumont; son, Donnie Fricks and wife, Kathy of Pasadena, TX.; step brother, John Oteri, Jr. and wife, Pat of Santa Fe, NM; five grandchildren, Tonya Cotten, Curtis White, Jr., Allison Pignatello, Kimberly Akel and Donnie Fricks, Jr.; four great grandchildren, Clinton Choate, Giuliana Pignatello, Isabella Pignatello and Grace Akel. Mrs. Shrode is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
A graveside service to remember and honor her life will be at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 26, at the Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange. Officiating will be Brother John Fortenberry. Interment will follow services where she will be laid to rest next to her husband.