Myrtie Mae Stoltzfus
February 28, 1929 – November 28, 2018
Myrtie M. Stoltzfus, age 89, passed away November 28, 2018 in Colorado Springs. Myrtie was born February 28, 1929 in Wauseon, Ohio to Glenn and Laura (Grieser) Rufenacht.
She was a resident of Colorado Springs since 1970 and a resident of Phoenix, Arizona for 13 years prior to that. She worked for many years as an administrative assistant in the business office at Penrose Hospital. Myrtie was well known and recognized for her incredible talent with sewing, knitting, crocheting, and quilting. Her handcrafts were second to none. She was a first class baker when it came to creating custom cakes. She was a longtime member of Trinity Church of the Nazarene and a Craft Administrator for many years with the Salvation Army.
Myrtie married LeRoy W. Stoltzfus on August 6, 1950 in Archbold, Ohio.
Myrtie is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Narciso “Sandy”) Sandoval; sons, Byron J. (Cherri) and Brent L. (Sherri) Stoltzfus. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Brittni (Stuart) Girk, Kyli (Russ) Fink, Nicole (Paul) Warner, and Drew (Kiana) Stoltzfus and her great-grandchildren: Hensley Jae Girk, Wesley Jay Fink and Adalaed “Addi” Remee Fink. In addition, she is also survived by sisters, Margaret Nofziger and Jane Lechlitner; brothers, Kenny and Max Rufenacht.
She is preceded in death by her husband; parents; and her grandson, Byron J. Stoltzfus, Jr.; brothers: Wayne, Willard, and Marlin; sisters; Thelma, Doris, and Carolyn.
A memorial service will be held at 11 AM on Monday, December 3, 2018 at Trinity Church of the Nazarene, 5055 El Camino Dr. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918. Private inurnment will be at the Shrine of Remembrance Chapel Mausoleum.
Memorial contributions may be made in Myrtie’s memory to the Many Hands Quilt Ministry at Trinity Church of the Nazarene or to the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region.