The family of Mary Anne Riddle Ives, aged 53, wishes to announce the passing on September 1, 2014 of their beloved mother and wife. Mary Anne was diagnosed with malignant breast cancer in July of 2007.
Mary Anne was born in Avon, Ohio in 1960 and was raised in Detroit, Michigan by her parents Russell Edgar (deceased) and Elizabeth Abel Riddle (deceased) along with her brothers William (deceased), David and Mark Riddle. Mary Anne attended Michigan State and the University of Michigan earning a BA in Mass Communications in 1980. She married Dana Howard Ives in 1984 and, after earning her teaching degree in 1989, taught 6thgrade for three years with the Lake Washington School District, Redmond, WA. She and Dana became proud parents of Russell Dana in 1993 and Carolyn Grace in 1996. The family lived in Washington until 1998 and moved to Pittsburgh, PA. After spending 8 years there, the family moved to Carrollton in September of 2006.
A public memorial service, officiated by Pastor Karen Kagiyama, will be held at 3:00 p.m. on September 6th at the United Methodist Church on 206 Newnan Street, Carrollton. Ample parking is available around the church and across the street at a multi-level deck. All are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please feel free to contribute to your local charity in Mary Anne’s name.
Mary Anne enjoyed a very large circle of friends in Michigan, Washington, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Her radiant smile and loving nature will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege to know her.