Diane Marlene Maltby, 84, of Cedar Rapids, (a lifelong resident of Marion) died Sunday June 5, 2022, at St. Luke’s Hospital after complications from a fall. Services are pending. Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Morton Maltby, her daughters, Merlene (Jeff) Burry of Alma, Colorado, Monica (Brian) Cochran of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Monette (Gary) Waller of Marion, Iowa, her grandchildren, Eric Burry of Longmont, Colorado, Shanna (Spencer) Stump of North Liberty, Iowa and Karyn Burry of Aurora, Colorado, her great-grandchildren, Olivia and Pricilla Burry. Also surviving is her sister, Caroyl (Rick) Clayton of Tubac, Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and a sister.
Diane was born September 23, 1937, in Clarion, Iowa, the daughter of Russell and Charlotte (Hull) Long. She married Morton Merle Maltby on November 23, 1958, in Clarion, Iowa. Diane was a homemaker always caring for her family. She was a fabulous cook and made the best cookies. Diane and Morton have been retired for 30 years and spent 27 of those years wintering in Texas where she carried on her mother’s legacy of making quilts for anyone in need. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Please leave a message for the family on our website www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association (ALZ.org) or St. Luke’s Hospital Inpatient Hospice in memory of Diane.