Arietha Joyce Riha, 86, of Ossian, Iowa died Thursday, May 3, 2018 at Allen Memorial Hospital, Waterloo, Iowa. Arietha Joyce was born February 13, 1932 to Elmer and Marie (Schnuelle) Ihde at her home near Frankville, Iowa. She attended country school through the eighth grade.
Arietha was united in marriage with John Riha on February 8, 1955 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Ossian, Iowa. Four children were born to this union. Arietha farmed along with her husband John, Northeast of Ossian, Iowa. Retiring in 2000. She was a member of St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and also a member of the Rosary Society. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, embroidery and gardening.
Arietha is survived by her four children, Janet Riha, John Riha, Sharon Riha and Ronald Riha, all of Ossian, Iowa; brother, Arthur (Vivian) Ihde of Eldorado, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Arietha was preceded in death by her husband, John in 1994; and her parents, Elmer and Marie Ihde.
Visitation will be Monday, May 7, 2018 from 4-7 pm at Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian, Iowa and one hour before Mass at the church on Tuesday.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church, Ossian, Iowa with Rev. Robert Gross as the Celebrant.
Burial will follow at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Cemetery, Ossian, Iowa.
Schmitz-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ossian, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.