Iris' Story\r\n\r\nMrs. Iris Colleen (Carson) Jones, daughter of the late Asa Dale and Zelma Mae (Cook) Carson was born November 18, 1938 near Colchester, Illinois. Iris grew up on a farm just outside of Colchester where she helped her parents with the daily chores and truly knew what it meant to work hard. She graduated from Colchester High School with the class of 1956. Iris considered herself very lucky to have a group of cousins that were like a band of sisters. Shirley, Sharon, Sandra, Darlos, Norma, Nancy, and Mabel enjoyed spending time together as they grew up and as they started their own families.\r\n\r\nOn June 13, 1959, she married Charles Andrew Jones of Industry, Illinois at the Colchester United Methodist Church. The newlyweds headed to the "big city" and made Bettendorf, Iowa their home. In 1965, they purchased what was to be their forever home on Grant Street in Bettendorf and into their life came the most wonderful neighbors, John and Ida Stevenson, who adopted Charley, Iris and Kim as part of their own family.\r\n\r\nIris worked in the ice cream store at Iowana Dairy in Bettendorf in the early 1960s. Following the birth of her daughter, Kim Elaine, in 1962, she became a full time mom and homemaker. Iris was one of the best at her chosen professions. She was active in the PTA when Kim attended Jefferson Elementary in Bettendorf. In Kim's middle school and high school years, Iris was always eager to be the taxi driver for Kim and her friends. After Kim graduated from high school and started to build her life, Iris opened their home to babysit for the children of family and friends. \r\n\r\nCharley, Iris and Kim were like the Three Musketeers - one for all and all for one. They enjoyed attending stock car races at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds with the Price's, the Noyd's and the Esbaum's. They were also a bowling family and many times a week they could be found at the old Plaza Lanes and Kimber Lanes in Bettendorf and then Plaza North in Davenport. If they were not participating in league play, they were spectating and checking on the Erickson Family and their perfection of the game. Even though it has been many years since a lane was bowled by the Jones', their love for the game of bowling earned them a son-in-law/husband and lifelong friendships that are still alive today. And as well, many evenings were spent playing pinochle with Elmer and Jeanne Cook and 500 with John and Shirley Wendhausen and many weekends in New London with the Williams Family.\r\n\r\nA few years after Charley's death in 1998, Iris moved from their home on Grant Street to Luther Heights Apartments in Bettendorf. She gained many new friends and spent many fun times with her sister-in-law Marge and her family. In 2009, she joined Kim and Gary in Indianola, Iowa where she was a resident at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home.\r\n\r\nThe last few years of Iris' life were tough from Parkinson's Disease and its many phases. Throughout it all, she remained strong until the end. She quietly departed this life Sunday, June 14, 2020 at Good Samaritan Society, Indianola, just one day past her 61st wedding anniversary. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charley; parents, Asa and Zelma; mother-in-law, Adeline Jones; brother-in-law and wife, John and Amelia Jones, sister-in-law and husband, Marge and Bob Erickson and brother-in-law Arnold Kearby.\r\n\r\nIris will forever be remembered in the heart of her family and friends. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Gary Brocker; step-granddaughter and husband, Juli and Ryan Cambron; and step great grandsons, Roger and Owen Cambron all of Indianola. Other surviving family members include sisters-in-law Artha Jane Kearby and Brenda Jones of Macomb, Illinois; niece Jill Haupt of Rock Island, Illinois and nephews Stan (Rosy) Erickson of Bettendorf, Iowa; Randy Erickson of Garden Grove, California; Ryan (Deb) Erickson of Moline, Illinois and Rudy (Karen) Erickson of West Allis, Wisconsin; many great nieces and nephews and cousins.\r\n\r\nThe family would like to take this time to send their heartfelt thanks and deepest gratitude to Holly Turner and her staff at the Good Samaritan Society in Indianola for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Iris though out her almost eleven years as a resident.\r\n\r\nA burial service will be held at 1:30pm on Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery, 1022 East 39th Street, Davenport, Iowa, 52807. Arrangements are being handled by Peterson Funeral Home, 602 East Salem Avenue, Indianola, Iowa 50125.\r\n\r\nMemorials may be made to the family.