Mary Ann Ivey
October 15, 1932 – October 20, 2020
Frederick Funeral Home is assisting the Family
Obituary via Frederick Funeral Home
Mom, momma, grandma, sister, sweet Aunt Mary Ann, neighbor and friend are a few of the names known to Mary Ann Ivey (nee Montgomery). Mary Ann was born 10/15/32, the 5th of 9 children to Joseph and Verna Montgomery. It is no surprise that growing up in such a large family in the peak of the depression Mary Ann formed a bond with her siblings, Jim, Earl, Billy, Broz, Bobby and sisters, Alice, Helen and Ruth. She grew up simply, graduating from Our Lady of Angels (OLA) high school in 1950. After graduation she had a few jobs where she earned all of .50 a week and was elated with the spending money, as it meant she could go to every dance in town. Her young adult life was filled with dances at Moonlight Gardens and going to the movies where she would eventually meet and fall in love with the late Bill Ivey. Bill and Mary Ann were married 4/16/1955 and were married 51 years before his death. She continued to talk to him everyday, and would joking say she imagined him saying “be quiet Mary Ann”! Mary Ann and Bill had 3 children, Cris Riehle (Tom), the late Steve Ivey (Amy) and Patty Jenkins (Mark). Mary Ann was a homemaker and truly embodied the title, she made our house a home. As a young wife and mother, she was always helping her siblings with their kids and the love of Aunt Mary Ann was showered on countless nieces and nephews that she loved as her own. She was a member of St. Ann Parish for 50 years where she developed lasting friendships that she cherished. There she served on the Bereavement Committee, or the God squad, as her family teased for many years. Nothing brought more joy to her life than the birth of her grandkids, Adam, Emily, David and Emma. The importance of family and loving those closest to you was never more evident than when she was around her grandkids. Later in life, Mary Ann settled into the retirement community of Llanfair where she was able to make new friends and will be forever remembered for “God be with you” her parting comment to those she encountered. Mary Ann’s greatest accomplishments weren’t in a classroom or in a board room, but in affecting the lives of those she loved. Mary Ann taught her kids by example of how to love deeply; how to appreciate and find beauty in the simple world of nature; how to be kind to absolutely everyone and to praise God endlessly with a humble heart of gratitude. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 Mary Ann passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters on Tuesday, October 20, 2020, age 88.
Mass of Christian Burial at St. Ann Church, 2900 W. Galbraith Rd., on Tuesday (October 27) at 12:00 p.m. Face masks and social distancing are required. The family will hold a celebration of life next year when they are able to do so without concerns for Covid. They want to collect all the hugs that are being withheld in 2020. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arthritis Foundation, PO Box 96280, Washington DC, 20077 or St. Ann Church, 2900 W. Galbraith Rd., Cincinnati, OH 45239. Special condolences may be expressed at www.frederickfh.com