RIVERSIDE - Erna Grace "Ricki" Maye was born February 12, 1933 in Wood River, Nebraska, the daughter of John and Laura (Beckler) Stoltzfus. She moved to Iowa with her family in her youth. On May 19 1954 she was united in marriage to Gerald Maye in Uma, Arizona. They lived in Maine for 35 years where Grace worked for Fairchilds and Schlumberger making semiconductors. They have lived in rural Riverside since 1991. Grace "Ricki" enjoyed collecting dolls, playing the organ and piano, singing, traveling, bowling and spending time with her family and friends. Grace "Ricki" passed away on Sunday, July 22, 2018, at her home in rural Riverside at that the age of 85 years.
Grace "Ricki" is survived by her husband Gerald of Riverside; daughter, Diana (Terry) Adams of Mesa, Arizona; son, Ricki Carl of Bangor, Maine; 2 brothers, Einer (Mary Ellen) Stoltzfus of Kalona; Richard (Jacque) Stoltzfus of Johnston, Colorado; 4 grandchildren; Tina Halm, Wendy Gustin, Kelly Gyure, Nicole, and 4 great grandchildren; Cody, Adam, Matthew and Joshua. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers; Sterling Stoltzfus, John Stoltzfus, Jr., and 4 sisters; Elvira Yoder, Verle Marner, Donna Stoltzfus and Darlene Stoltzfus.
A Memorial Service will be held 4:00 pm Wednesday, July 25, 2018 at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2-4 pm at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home. A memorial fund has been established for Iowa City Hospice.
Was so sorry to hear of Ricki's passing. You know I love you both and miss you so much. My prayers will be with you always. So many good times we all had at the bowling alley. Will never forget those wonderful times. Take care and remember she is in a better place now with our Lord Jesus Christ. Joanie Beat and Jamey
Jerry, so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. Sending lots of love and hugs! Cathi & Shane Evans and Brittnee Price
I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are never alone. You can find much comfort in God’s Word, the Bible, which assures us at Psalms 34:18 that God is near to those broken at heart and crushed in spirit. Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Sorry for your loss, prayers for you and your family. Aunt Grace was a special lady. I can't be there for her service. I feel blessed with the time with her when in Iowa several weeks ago. Love and prayers, Barb and Joe
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