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July 29, 1931 April 4, 2018
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Obituary for IRIS ANN LITTLE

Iris Ann (Landers) Little, age 86, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the Neighborhoods of Quail Creek, Springfield, Missouri. She was born on July 29, 1931 in Highlandville, Missouri, the daughter of the late Charlie H. and Lou S. (Phipps) Landers, the last of four children.

Others who preceded Iris in death were her husband, Leo Little; a granddaughter, Angela Little; a sister, Dorothy Netzer; two brothers, Raymond and Cletus Landers; a niece, Sharon Kissler, her husband Jack, and their son Lee; and numerous other relatives.

Iris was united in marriage to Leo Little on November 15, 1948, and to this union two children were born, Daniel Leo and Melissa Lou. Leo passed away on December 21, 2013. Dan had two children, Angela and Brian, and Brian (Michelle) survives. Angie passed in 2015. Melissa and her husband Brent had two children, Will and Sarah. Will (Lauren) have three children, Connor, Lowery, and Sophie. Sarah had two children, Kanaan and Grayson.

Iris was very active in her community. She served on the PTA board as an officer at both local and county levels. She was four times Worthy Matron of Billings Chapter #535 Order of the Eastern Star, and served as District Deputy Grand Matron of the District in 1971. Iris was also on the committee of the State Farm Bureau in 1971 and 1972. She also served on the Board of Directors of the Southwest Missouri Office on Aging for 22 years.

Iris had a full life and enjoyed every minute of it. She was even able to go to Casinos in her aging years. “I done it all, Farewell.”

The family wants to send a special thank you to the staff of Morningside of Chesterfield Village and the staff of Neighborhoods of Quail Creek for the tender care given to their Mother and Grandmother.

A visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Meadors Funeral Home, 304 E. Drive, Clever, MO 65631. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 also in the funeral home in Clever. Burial will follow the service at 1:00 p.m. in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, Springfield, Missouri. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, checks to be made out to DAV Chapter 11, 1708 E. St. Louis St., Springfield, Missouri 65802. Family and friends may share online condolences, on this website, at

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