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Dale Collett

Dale Gary Collett, 84, of Blakesburg, died at 1:45 p.m. May 16, 2018 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
He was born June 23, 1933 in Wapello County and was raised by...
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Dale Collett

Frank Hancock

Franklin M. Hancock, 91, of Ottumwa died May 12, 2018 at Mercy Hospice House in Johnston.
He was born March 5, 1927 in Floris to James Harrison and Iva Turner...
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Frank Hancock

Paul Albright

Paul Dean Albright, 81, 1695 Sundance Dr, Marion, IA, passed away on Tuesday, May 15th, at St. Lukes Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA, surrounded by his family. He...
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Paul Albright

Blanche Stufflebeam

Blanche Stufflebeam, 94, of Solon, Iowa and former resident of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away on May 16, 2018 at the Solon Retirement Village. She was born...
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Blanche Stufflebeam

Ricky Ashby

Ricky Dean Ashby, 63, of 710 Ellis, died at his home at 11:23 a.m. May 12, 2018.
Ricky was born in Sigourney on February 1, 1955. He was taken to the orphanage...
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Ricky Ashby

Velda Patterson

Velda M. Patterson, of Ottumwa, passed away peacefully on May 10, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
She was born September 6, 1915 in Pierce City, MO to...
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Velda Patterson

Bonnetta Poli

Bonnetta Fay Poli, age 100, formerly of Centerville, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa.
Bonnetta was born on February 13,...
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Bonnetta Poli

Janice Horras

Janice M. Horras, 85, of Centerville, passed away Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at Golden Age Care Center in Centerville.
Jan was born to A. Joseph & Anita (Hamill)...
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Janice Horras

Twyla White

Twyla Leanne White, 57, of Hedrick, died at 6:07 p.m. May 12, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
She was born January 5, 1961 in Creston to Stanley W....
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Twyla White

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Loren Schwartz

Funeral Services for 99-year-old Loren D. Schwartz of Hedrick are pending at the Fremont Funeral Chapel.
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Loren Schwartz

Jack Ritz

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at Pedrick Funeral Home Douds with Pastor Phil Campbell officiating. Visitation will be from 5 ...
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Jack Ritz

Roger Kinney

Roger D. Kinney, 64, of 458 S. Ransom St. died May 7, 2018.
He married Rhonda White and she preceded him in death.
A gathering will be 2 p.m. to 6 p.m....
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Roger Kinney

Florence Stivers

Florence Joan Stivers, 78, of Ottumwa, died at 8:45 a.m. May 7, 2018 at the Bloomfield Care Center in Bloomfield.
A gathering will be at 3 p.m. Friday at...
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Florence Stivers

Linda Mace

Linda S. Mace, 73, of Ottumwa, died at 10:45 a.m. May 3, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Linda Mace

Herbert Mohr

Herbert D. Mohr, age 96, of Sigourney, died Thursday, April 26, at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney.
Private family service at the Sigourney United...
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Herbert Mohr

Victor Robinson

Funeral for Victor Robinson, son of Tyann Handling and Kirk Robinson, is Friday, April 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Sinnott Funeral Home, 220 N. Court St., Ottumwa,...
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Victor Robinson

John Arnold

John E. Arnold, 81, of Keosauqua passed away on April 23, 2018. Per his wishes, his body has been cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date at...
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John Arnold

Richard Northup

Graveside services for Richard Northup, who passed January 12, 2018, while vacationing in Florida, will be held at the Forest Cemetery April 28 at 11 a.m. A...
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Richard Northup

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Condolences forWillard Miller Jr.
Smokey was one of my first bosses, at the Casablanca under the Jefferson St. viaduct. I was only 17 at the time, not old enough even though the... Read more
By Holly

Condolences forShannon Addison
So, so sorry to hear this. So many things I wanted to sit and talk to her about. She was a very special person and her passing leaves a big hole in... Read more
By Forrest Bradley Hermanstorfer

Condolences forVelda Patterson
My condolences to Pam, John and family. I grew up in the same neighborhood and went to church with the Patterson family. I last saw Velda @ Good... Read more
By Hillis Rupe