Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 13, 2014

Iris Virginia Beckner

PRINCETON — Born April 25, 1932 in Kegley, WV she was the daughter of the late Frank Crotty and Rachael Venable Crotty.

Iris was a retired manager of High's Ice Cream Parlor in Richmond, VA.  She attended First Christian Church in Princeton and was a former member of the Women of the Moose. She had been a resident of Princeton since 1992 moving here from Richmond, VA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil Beckner; one daughter, Kathy Ann Beckner; one brother, Harold Crotty;  one sister, Lois Jones; and favorite nephew, Greg Thomason.

Survivors include one son, Tim Beckner and wife Mary of Eden, NC; one daughter, Carolyn Tabor and husband Bruce of Richmond, VA; three grandchildren, Chris Beckner and wife Lauren of Eden, NC, Valerie Bishop and husband Jeff of Canton, NC, and Robert Taylor and wife Ashley of Richmond, VA; five great-grandchildren, Jessie Dale Bishop, Annabelle Victoria Beckner, Tanner Beckner, Madison Taylor, and Matthew Taylor; two sisters, Lena Belcher of New Lebanon, OH and Betty Thomason and husband James of Princeton; and two brothers, James “Jim” Crotty and wife Ruth of Anaheim, CA and Stan Crotty and wife Penny of New Lebanon, OH; caretakers, Rachel Blankenship and Cheryl McKenzie; and several nieces and nephews.

In keeping with Iris' wishes her body has been cremated and a memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Compassus, 120 Shaker Lane, Princeton, WV 24740. On line condolences may be sent by visiting

Seaver Funeral Home in Princeton is serving the Beckner family.


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