Ruth Keikilani Kalaualii Iokia Akau Elia, 87, of Pahoa died Aug. 8 at Hilo Medical Center. Born in Kalihi, Oahu, she was a retired bulk handler for Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Co. and member of Pahoa Higashi Kumiai. Visitation 9-11 a.m. Saturday (Sept. 17) at Dodo Mortuary Chapel. Service at 11 a.m. Aloha attire. No flowers; lei are welcome. Survived by sons, Daniel Elia of Honolulu and Raymond Elia of Kurtistown; daughters, Maria Elia and Bernice (Kawika) Kaleikini of Pahoa, Ruth (Gary) Kala of Keaau and Lynn Elia of Kaueleau; sister, Margaret Lopes of Nanakuli; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; cousins, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Dodo Mortuary.