Iva Underwood


BETHEL SPRINGS, Tenn. — Iva Sharon Wilson Underwood, age 82, of Bethel Springs, Tennessee and formerly of Compton, passed away Thursday morning July 8, 2021 at her home.

She was born Feb. 27, 1939 in Compton, the daughter of the late Willard Edward and Maye Minnie Gerbers Wilson. She grew up in Compton and married Gerene Underwood on Aug. 25, 1956. They made their home at Compton and she worked at Caron International, a textile factory in Rochelle for many years. They moved to Bethel Springs about 20 years ago.

She enjoyed reading, crocheting, gardening and raising flowers and, also, was a bird lover, especially hummingbirds. She was a Methodist in belief.

Mrs. Underwood is survived by three daughters, Laura Ysco of Compton, Lois Rorah (Donald) of Lakeland, Florida and Kathy Shorter (Edward) of Bethel Springs; nine grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Gerene Underwood on Jan. 24, 2021, a brother, Dale Wilson and two sisters, Fern Eggers and Faye Johnson.
Funeral services will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 17, 2021 at Torman Funeral Home, 510 Flagg St. in Paw Paw.

Visitation will be from noon until the time of the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Melugin Cemetery in Compton.

Please visit www.TormanFuneralHome.com to sign the online guest book.