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Rosie Palm

Gertrude Rose Palm, 76, of Ottumwa, died at 6:42 p.m. April 19, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.
She was born February 14, 1942...
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Rosie Palm

Jack Wagner

Jack Arthur Wagner, 56, of Hedrick, died at 7:04 a.m. April 20, 2018 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
He was born December 3, 1961 in Ottumwa to...
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Jack Wagner

Patricia Lowe (Dickerson)

Patricia Lavelle Lowe passed on March 28, 2018. Patricia is now reunited with her parents Steven and Sylvia Pilcher Lowe, her brothers Edgar Wayne and Baby...
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Patricia Lowe (Dickerson)

Greg Aalbers

Gregory A. Aalbers, 65, of Kirkville, died April 17, 2018 at his home.
He was born July 21, 1952 in Ottumwa to Cyrus William and Shirley A. Utterback Aalbers. He...
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Greg Aalbers

Dorothy Gayer

Dorothy Darlene Gayer, 95, of Ottumwa, died at 12:16 p.m. April 17, 2018 at the Bloomfield Care Center in Bloomfield.
She was born August 2, 1922 in Ottumwa to...
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Dorothy Gayer

Merle Handy

Merle E. Handy, 82, formerly of Martinsburg and Davenport, died April 17, 2018 at his home in Burnsville, MN.
He was born November 16, 1935 in Wapello County to...
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Merle Handy

Baldemar Rios

Baldemar Rios, 62, of Ottumwa, died at 2:07 a.m. April 14, 2018 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
He was born May 15, 1955 in Durango, Mexico to Jose Rios and...
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Baldemar Rios

Ruth Linch

Ruth Ann Linch
1932 2018

Bethany, MO: Ruth Ann Linch, 85, Bethany, MO (formerly of Ottumwa, IA) passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, April 14,...
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Ruth Linch

David McMains

David F. "Burl" McMains, 66, of Bloomfield, Iowa, passed away January 4, 2018, at the Bloomfield Care Center.
He was born November 13, 1951, at Bloomfield, Iowa,...
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David McMains

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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

Wilbur "Bill" Crawford

Wilbur "Bill" Crawford, 81, of Keota.
Service 10 am Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Powell Funeral Home in Keota. Burial at St. Mary Cemetery in Keota. ...
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Wilbur "Bill" Crawford

Phil Palmer

Phil Palmer, 37, of Oskaloosa, formerly of Ottumwa, died suddenly on April 8, 2018 in Minneapolis, MN.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Phil Palmer

Rosemary Meeker

Rosemary A. Meeker, 68, of Ottumwa, died at 10 a.m. April 8, 2018 at her home.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Rosemary Meeker

Judith May

Preceded in death by parents, Bert & Esther (Larson) Faulkner.
Survived by husband, Russell May, son, Derek Mitchell and sister, Sheri (Paul) Erickson. Body...
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Judith May

Mable Claypool

Mable Claypool, 77, died April 3, 2018. Graveside service will be held Friday at 10:00 a.m. at Sixteen Cemetery. Visitation Thursday 5:00 to 7:00 at the Holm...
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Mable Claypool

Robert Nicholson

Robert D. Nicholson, 86, of Canton, Ohio, died on March 31, 2018. He was the son of Harry F. and Nellie Nicholson of Ottumwa.
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Robert Nicholson

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Condolences forJack Wagner
Dear Family . I,m so sorry for your loss, Jack was so handsome , sweet & funny. He always had a great smile. Love & Prayers to all. Jo &... Read more
By Jo Jackson

Condolences forMerle Handy
Rest in peace Merle . You were a wonderful father-in-law for 31 years. So many memories. May perpetual light shine upon you. Read more
By Jennifer Adams

Memory forGreg Aalbers
THANK YOU all for your kind words! He will be greatly missed, Our hearts are broken and we are all still in shock. Read more
By Heather