Mary J. Moyers

  • Born: August 8, 1956
  • Died: April 9, 2016
  • Location: Iowa City, Iowa

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service

2720 Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52240
Tel. (319) 338-1132

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary J. Moyers, 59, proud lifelong resident of Iowa City, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 9, 2016.

Funeral services will be held 7 p.m., Wednesday at the Gay & Ciha Funeral Service in Iowa City where a time of visitation will be held prior to the service, from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mary Moyers Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be shared with her family at

Mary Jane Moyers was born August 8, 1956, in Iowa City, Iowa; daughter of John C. "Kippy" and Lola J. (Bymer) Moyers. She attended Central Junior High School and graduated from Iowa City High with the Class of '74. In August of 1977 she married Perry Miller in Iowa City and they proudly raised two successful daughters. She was proud to be an Iowa City native, living nearly her entire life in the Goosetown neighborhood and very much enjoyed the history surrounding the area. Mary worked for 37 years at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Central Sterilizing and currently was working at the UI College of Dentistry. She was the current President of the Central Service Association of Iowa, Inc., as well as a founding member.

When not antiquing with Perry, Mary delighted in being "Grandma" to her two grandchildren and playing with her granddogs. Mary was an incredibly proud mother and grandmother. Her stubborn nature and genuine, whole-hearted, caring personality will be remembered by all who knew and loved her.

Her family includes her husband of nearly 39 years, Perry; daughters, Mandy Ware and her husband, Kyle and Sara Miller and her significant other, Patrick Langford both of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren, Alayna and Kieran; and brothers, John, and Jim Moyers of Iowa City and Jeff Moyers of Las Vegas, NV.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Jerry and her grand dog, Macho.

Gay & Ciha Funeral and Cremation Service is caring for Mary's family and her services.