KINGMAN, Ariz. - Georgia Lynne "Jo" Rime of Kingman, Arizona, formerly Jo Maul of Riverdale, died Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021. Complications from a recent stroke hastened her sudden passing.
Celebration of life services will be May 5 in Kingman, Arizona.
She was born Georgia Lynne Maul on May 5, 1950, in Kearney the second of four children of Martin George (Mike) Maul and Ada Lynne Symmonds Maul. Shortly after arriving home her mother introduced her to her older sibling Kathy as Georgia. After the introduction, her 2-year-old sister Kathy repeated her name as Jo-Jo and the moniker stuck for life. Jo-Jo was shortened to Jo as she progressed through the grades at Riverdale Public School. The sweetness of her name and her special bubbly personality would endear her to her classmates and friends for life.
She graduated from Amherst High School in 1968 and was voted Homecoming Queen. High school reunions always held a special place in her life and she missed very few of them throughout the years. After graduating from AHS in 1968 she attended Central Community College in Hastings and graduated with an associate's degree in secretarial science in May 1970. After her graduation she worked for about a year in the admissions office at CCC. She would soon follow her older sister to Denver, Colorado, where she worked a variety of jobs in the 1970s. She was briefly married to Todd Riggle in the late 1970s.
She headed west to California in 1979 and married Paul Rime on Sept. 12, 1980. Jo and Paul moved to Kingman upon their retirement and celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary last September. Although Jo had no children of her own she raised and nurtured three stepchildren and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband Paul Rime of Kingman; her mother, Ada Lynne Maul of Kearney; her sister, Kathy Carmann (Ken) of Centennial, Colorado; brother, Tom Maul (Mary) of Columbus; brother, Jerry and Sonja Tabler Maul of Eugene, Oregon; stepchildren, Susan (Rime) Velastegui, Douglas Rime and Barbara (Rime) Milton; and her stepgrandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her father, Martin Maul.
Those wishing to honor her passing can make a donations to Amherst High School in memoriam to Jo Maul and the AHS Class of 1968.
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Published by Kearney Hub on Feb. 16, 2021.