Iris Glorine Piatt

April 29, 1939 ‒ October 18, 2012

Delaware, Ohio

Iris Glorine Piatt, 73, of Delaware passed away Thursday evening October 18, 2012 at the Cherith Care Center at Willow Brook Christian Village, Delaware.

She was born April 29, 1939 in Cheshire, Ohio to Homer and Mabel (Matthews) Davenport and graduated from Big Walnut High School and attended Franklin University.

Iris married James Spurgeon who passed away in 1981. She married Robert Piatt in 1983 and retired from Ranco after having worked in Delaware and Plain City for 39 years.

She was a devout Christian and member of the Delaware Bible Church in her early Christian life, the Grace Brethren Church for many years and most recently part of a home church meeting that met in her home. She enjoyed her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, gardening, flowers, camping, cooking, and shopping. She also was very interested in herbal medicines and homeopathic approaches to life. Iris led many women and children’s Bible studies, and served the Lord for 9-year as a missionary in Russia with her husband. Through her husband’s work assignments and mission work, Iris traveled to 27 foreign countries. One of Iris’ favorite enjoyments was that of following her children and grandchildren’s involvement in sports and other activities. She was a very devoted wife and mother who showed great mercy and compassion for people.

Iris is survived by her mother, Mabel Davenport of Delaware; husband of 28 years, 3 sons, Rick Spurgeon of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Duane Spurgeon of Hardy, Virginia, and Robert (Rochelle) Piatt of Saluda, Virginia; 4 daughters, Elaine (Ken) O’Neill of Dallas, Georgia, Karie Piatt (Tom) Bowser of Columbus, Denise (Arnold) Harrel of Sunbury, and Sharie Piatt (Matthew) Mezydlo of Westerville; 19 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; and brother, Roger (Rose) Davenport of Plain City.

She was preceded in death by her father, 2 sons Kelly Spurgeon in 1965 and Larry Spurgeon in 1975, and a sister Carolyn Krause.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday October 23rd from 4 – 8 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Wednesday October 24th at 11:00 am. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the Jerusalem Prayer Team, P.O. Box 30246, Phoenix, AZ 85046. Condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting