Iris Middaugh

October 16, 1935 ~ August 14, 2022 (age 86)


Iris Middaugh, 86, a lifetime resident of Wabash, Indiana passed away at 2:05 p.m. on, Sunday, August 14, 2022, at her home. She was born to Orville Ray and Brownie Delight (King) Starbuck on October 16, 1935, in Wabash, Indiana.

Iris was a 1953 graduate of Wabash High School. She worked for General Telephone for 8 years and was a homemaker. She married Charles “Chic” Middaugh on December 31, 1957. He passed away on August 1, 1981. Anyone that knew Iris, knows that her family was her life and she enjoyed spending time with them. She also enjoyed spending time on her front porch talking to friends and neighbors and taking care of her flowers and yard. She also loved collecting gingerbread.

Iris is survived by one daughter, Mitzi (Bob) Pilgrim of Wabash, Indiana; one son, Rodney (JoAnne) Middaugh of Wabash, Indiana; one grandson, Beauregard (Sarah) Middaugh of New Palestine, Indiana; two granddaughters, Haleigh River (Leo Lemaire-Pyle) Middaugh of Indianapolis, Indiana, Allison Middaugh of Wabash, Indiana; two great granddaughters, Marianne Middaugh, and Iris Middaugh; and several nieces and nephews. She is proceeded in death by her parents, husband, 5 brothers: Carl, Harold, Jimmy, Dannie, and Gary; 4 sisters: Lillie Belle (Lynn), Jessie (Bob) Hite, Gloria D. Saline, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2022, at McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Ave. Wabash, Indiana, with Beauregard Middaugh officiating. Burial will be at Falls Cemetery.

Calling hours will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 17, 2022, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to be directed to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with Iris Middaugh’s final arrangements.

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August 17, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992

Funeral Service
August 18, 2022

10:00 AM
Wabash Chapel
231 Falls Avenue
Wabash, IN 46992

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