Mary E. Stofer, 80, of Oelwein passed away on Tuesday December 10, 2013. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, December 20, 2013 at Grace United Methodist Church in Oelwein, with visitation on Thursday, December 19 from 3-7 p.m. at Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. P.E.O. services will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday as well. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein.
Mary was born on October 13, 1933 in Elliott, IA to parents Ray and Effie (Kirby) Williams. On October 29, 1949, Mary was united in marriage to Richard “Dick” Stofer in Jefferson, IA.
Mary was employed at A.J. Steele Company for 20 years. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, P.E.O., American Legion Auxiliary, and Faith and Friends. Mary enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, playing cards and games with her great granddaughter Anna, and visiting with her friends and family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, Mary’s family requests memorial contributions be made in Mary’s name to an organization of your choice.
Left to celebrate Mary’s life are her daughter Susan (Bruce) Sperry of Waterloo; her son Dale (Pat) Stofer of Mesa, AZ; daughter-in-law Aileen Stofer of Mesa AZ; grandchildren Carol (Dan) Sperry Weber of Waterloo; Alan Sperry of Highlands Ranch, CO; Dan (Michelle) Sperry of Orlando FL; Lisa(Shane) Kula ; four step grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; thirteen step great grandchildren; and her many friends.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Dick (April 2013); her son Kirk Stofer; her sisters: Lois Morgan and Clara Moranville; and her brothers: Lewis Williams and Ray Williams, Jr.