Obituaries: R. Maurice Huff

Raymond Maurice Huff, 100, of Fairfield died peacefully at 9:50 P.M. Thursday February 9, 2017 at the Jefferson County Health Center after a short period of declining health. He was born on January 25, 1917 in Harrisburg Township in Van Buren County, to Harry and Orabelle Pettit Huff. He married Mary Reva

Williams on August 16, 1941 and moved to the Fairfield area in 1945. She died in 1991, Maurice married Glenna Stecker of Hillsboro in 1996 and they moved to Keosauqua where he resided until 2011.

 

Maurice spent a lifetime using heavy equipment to improve farms in Jefferson and Van Buren counties. He loved his family, church, traveling, innovation, music, CAT hats, saving everything that can be saved, discussing lived history with friends and family, and generally, watching people and places bloom and grow.

 

In addition to his first wife Reva he was preceded in death by a brother, Howard, a sister

Marjorie. He leaves behind his wife, Glenna, four sons, Philip Huff (Nan) of Fairfield, Daniel Huff (Ann) of Chapel Hill, NC, Jonathan Huff (Patti Balderson) of Fairfield, David Huff (Karen) of San Francisco, CA, nine grandchildren and their spouses and twelve great-grandchildren.

 

In accordance with his wishes his body has been donated to science.  A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.  Pedrick Funeral Home, Keosauqua is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Keosauqua Lions Club, Zion Bible Church, or the Fairfield First United Methodist Church Music Endowment Fund may be mailed to the family at 2680 205th Street, Fairfield, IA 52556.