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Mary Anderson

Mary Evelyn Anderson, 84, of Ottumwa, Iowa passed away on February 14, 2018 surrounded by family at the Good Samaritan Society Ottumwa. She was born May 26,...
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Mary Anderson

John Beamer

John R. Beamer, 66, of Downing, MO, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 3:16 p.m. February 15, 2018 at Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield.
He was born February 16,...
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John Beamer

Layne White

Robert Layne White, 87, of rural Ottumwa, died February 16, 2018 at the Bloomfield Care Center in Bloomfield.
He was born August 20, 1930 in Ottumwa to Robert L....
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Layne White

Frank Hartman

Frank Dean Hartman, 87, of Ottumwa, died at 9:10 p.m. February 14, 2018 at home.
He was born November 11, 1930 in Ottumwa to Frank and Lulu Williams Hartman. He...
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Frank Hartman

Patricia Weston

Patricia "Patsy" D. Weston, 80, of Ottumwa, passed away February 13, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
She was born July 28, 1937 in Blackwell, OK to ...
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Patricia Weston

Karen Randolph

Karen Jo Randolph, 71, of Ottumwa, died at 12:50 a.m. February 11, 2018 at her home.
She was born March 30, 1946 in Ottumwa to Warren and Dorothy West...
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Karen Randolph

Kendel Thompson

Charles Kendel Thompson, 93, Chief Master Sgt USAF (Ret), of Ottumwa, died at 1:15 a.m. February 14, 2018 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
He was born December 2,...
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Kendel Thompson

Christopher Feldmann

Christopher James Feldmann, 41, of Bloomfield, Iowa passed away on February 6, 2018. He was born on August 7, 1976 to Robert Feldmann and Linda Mae Kenny Wiley in...
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Christopher Feldmann

Mary Morrow

Mary Josephine "Jo" Saner Morrow, 93, of Moulton, Iowa passed away February 8, 2018 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia, Iowa. She was born August 15, 1924 in...
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Mary Morrow

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Recent death notices

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Betty Forbes

Betty D. Forbes, 91, of Ottumwa, died at 11:15 a.m. February 16, 2018 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Betty Forbes

Mary Morrow

Mary Jo Morrow, 93, of Moulton, Iowa passed away on February 8, 2018 at the Monroe Care Center in Albia. Arrangements are pending with the Wagler Funeral Home in...
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Mary Morrow

Elaine Warren

Gwen Elaine Warren, 88, of rural Eldon, died at 10:56 p.m. February 7, 2018 at Van Buren County Hospital in Keosauqua.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral...
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Elaine Warren

Mildred Johnsen

Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 A.M. on February 10, 2018 at the Eddyville Funeral Chapel in Eddyville.
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Mildred Johnsen

Merlyn Blumer

Merlyn Avis Blumer, 92, of Ottumwa, went to be with the Lord at 11:30 a.m. February 6, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
Arrangements are pending at Reece...
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Merlyn Blumer

Clara Cox

Clara Frances Cox, 93, of Richland died at Pleasantview Care Center of Kalona Friday February 2, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday...
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Clara Cox

Jerry Gilbert

Jerome D. Gilbert, 73, of rural Bloomfield died at 12:39 a.m. February 1, 2018 at his daughter's home in Urbandale.
Arrangements are pending at Reece...
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Jerry Gilbert

Janice Sloan

Janice L. Hobbs Sloan, 93, of Ottumwa, died at 4:28 a.m. January 26, 2018 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Janice Sloan

Donnie Sheeley

Donnie Dean Sheeley, 53, of Ottumwa, died at 12 p.m. January 24, 2018 at his home.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Donnie Sheeley

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Recent story contributions

Condolences forLayne White
He was a very kind man. I am glad I knew him. Prayers for all. Read more
By Condi White

Condolences forThomas Burke
Dear Marjorie and family, I, along with everyone at our office, want to express our deepest sympathies and prayers to you all on your loss. Our... Read more
By Bill Murphy

Condolences forJohn Beamer
There are no words to express the loss that is felt with John's passing. I know that heaven is a better place with him there but the hole left... Read more
By Marci Skinner