Iona Eleanor Stiffler
February 28, 1929 - July 16, 2011
Iona Eleanor Stiffler went to be with the Lord July 16, 2011 in Mesa, Ariz. She was born Feb. 28, 1929 in Homeworth, Ohio.
Mrs. Stiffler is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Vern. Vern and Iona have two daughters, Diana and Joan; son-in-law, Ben; four grandsons, Ben, Scot, Travis and Dylan; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jesse.
Mrs. Stiffler and her husband moved to Phoenix in 1957 where they enjoyed traveling, camping, local politics and spent 30 years in Payson before moving back to the Phoenix area in 2000.
She loved music and taught many children how to play the piano.
She and Vern were always active in church where she played organ and piano for many years. She was a member of Grace Church in Mesa at the time of death. Memorial services will be held at a later date to be announced.
Contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley in her honor, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Arrangements were handled by Messinger Indian School Mortuary.