iris rees

Iris Virginia Rees of Weirton passed away peacefully at Golden Oaks in Follansbee, WV on Saturday, February 25, 2023. She was 93.

Iris was born in Steubenville, OH on July 12, 1929. She graduated from Weir High School.

In 1947 she started working for Weirton Steel, a career she had for the next 52 years before retiring as the administrative assistant to the vice president.

Outside of work, Iris was a 76-year member the Eastern Star Chapter 23 Wellsburg, and the Jr. Areme. She was also a member of the Weirton Steel Ladies 25 Year Club, and a 72-year member of the Weirton Women’s Club.

She nourished her faith at the First United Methodist Church in Weirton.

Iris was preceded in death by her father, Samuel J. Rees, and her niece, Holly Jean Yarter.

She will be remembered with love by her sister, Patricia Wagner, brother, Jim Quickle; nephew, Larry Yarter, nieces and nephews Tommy Yarter (Jessica), Chris Yarter, and Michael Yarter (Sandy); Jessica Naughton (Chris); great nephews, Colton and Dillon Yarter, Keegan and Connor Naughton, and Luke Yarter and two great-nieces Stephanie Vance and Olivia Yarter.

Private family visitation was held Monday, February 27, 2023 at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street Weirton.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 3301 West Street Weirton, WV 26062.

The family would like to thank the team at Golden Oaks for her great care, especially Chris Piccirillo and Lori Casinelli.

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Visitation: February 27, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home
3219 Main Street
Weirton, WV 26062

(304) 748-3219


The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Iris Virginia Rees 's name.

First United Methodist Church

3301 West Street
Weirton, WV
304 748 6680

Memories Timeline


  1. In the short time I got to know Iris, I realized she was full of life up to the end. Watching her cheer for her soccer team and how excited she got really brightened my day. Iris you will truly be missed! May the Angels lead you to paradise!🙏

  2. Iris has always had a special place in my heart. Iris and my mom were dear friends for as long as I can remember. I was fortunate to know her personnally and professionally. She has always beed a beautiful lady and a professional at work. May Iris rest in peace and enjoying her life in Heaven. Thoughts and prays for Iris and her family.

  3. My sympathy to all. Iris and the girls never missed a Brooke Girls Basketball game! They also followed to away games! God Bless them! We will always remember them being together!

  4. To Iris entire family. My deepest sympathy on the loss of your beloved Iris. She loves each and everyone of you. I will never forget all the things Iris taught me. Such a brilliant women. I’m sure she is so happy reunited with her family

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