Rosann ‘Iris’ Caverly, 73, Ephrata, worked at Weaver Markets, mother of five, gardener

By on April 6, 2016

Rosann “Iris” Caverly, 73, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, March 29, 2016, at home.

She was born in Kearny, N.J., to the late Lionel and Rose (Forfar) Nicholas. She was the wife of John T. Caverly Sr.

In addition to her husband, Iris is survived by five children: John T. Caverly Jr., Donna M. Rockafellow, Denise Kodym, Doreen Kiapokas, Patrick Caverly; 15 grandchildren; three great-granddaughters; two brothers and their wives: Bob and Connie Nicholas and Charlie and Ginny Nicholas.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Bill and Tommy Nicholas.

Iris grew up in Clark, N.J., and raised her children in Port Monmouth, N.J., until relocating to Ephrata in 1994. Iris worked at Weaver Markets in the kitchen from 2007 until retiring in 2014. She enjoyed spending time with her family and doing gardening, crocheting, cross stitch, and reading.

Services were held April 4 at Stradling Funeral Home, Ephrata. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Rosann’s memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

About mhunnefield

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *