Iona of Sun City, Arizona passed away on Saturday, August 15th, 2020 in Peoria Illinois. Born on February 22nd, 1929 to Noel and Frances (Deneen) Lorance, she married John Giosta, Jr. on September 15, 1946 in Lacon Illinois. He preceded her in death on June 25, 2013.
She is survived by three children, John Dan (Ellen) Giosta of Pekin, Tina (Terry) Scroggs of Sun City West, Arizona and Terry (Gloria) Giosta of Varna, eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two sisters, and one brother.
Iona grew up in Lacon, Illinois. After getting married she helped her husband on the farm.
She loved painting and working on ceramics. She was active in her churches often singing in the choir. She was a fierce advocate for disability rights after an accident left her with a prosthetic limb.
Memorials may be made in her name to any no kill animal shelter. A memorial service will be held at Compass Bible Church, Youngtown, Arizona at 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, September 15th. Please bring your Youngtown UMC Hymnal. Masks are required.