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Elvin Jay

Elvin Clifford Jay, 103, passed away on June 16, 2018. Elvin was born on April 9, 1915 to Daniel Isaac Jay and Ada Dorothy (Morrow) Jay in Missouri. Elvin was...
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Elvin Jay

Jim Sanders

James Bruce Sanders, 65, of Eldon, died at 5:15 p.m. June 19, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics in Iowa City.
He was born November 1, 1952 in...
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Jim Sanders

Talia Smith

Talia Hazel Kai Smith, 10 months old, of Ottumwa, died at 11:17 p.m. June 15, 2018 at University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital in Iowa City.
She...
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Talia Smith

Letha Lawson

Letha Louise Lawson, 82, of rural Bloomfield, Iowa passed away on June 19, 2018 at the Keosauqua Health Care Center in Keosauqua, Iowa. She was born August 16,...
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Letha Lawson

Lillian Chaney

Lillian Mae Nevins Chaney, 80, of Amarillo went to be with her Lord on Monday, June 18, 2018. Lillian was born November 14, 1937 in Ottumwa, Iowa to Carl and...
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Lillian Chaney

Ruby Horn-Ford

Ruby Janice Horn-Ford passed away at home in Blair, Nebraska on Monday, June 18, 2018 after a battle with cancer. Visitation will be on Thursday, June 21, 2018...
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Ruby Horn-Ford

Camilla Wynn

Camilla Ann Wynn, age 79, of Lovilia passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2018, at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia surrounded by her loving family.
Camilla was born...
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Camilla Wynn

Kevin Morehouse

Kevin Eric Morehouse, 49, of Ottumwa, died at 9 a.m. June 18, 2018 in Waterloo.
He was born June 7, 1969 in Iowa City to William Lester and Margaret Moos...
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Kevin Morehouse

Lowell Langland

Lowell V .Ozzie Langland, 92, passed away peacefully on Saturday June 16th, 2018 at the Iowa City VA Hospital. A memorial and gathering for family and friends...
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Lowell Langland

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Betty Yeager

Betty Ruth Yeager, 86, of rural Ottumwa, died June 16, 2018 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
A time to celebrate her life will be held from 1 to 4 p.m....
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Betty Yeager

Elvin Jay

Elvin Jay, 103, passed away Saturday, June 16th.
Funeral will be 11:00 am, Thursday, June 21st, First United Methodist Church in Moulton. Visitation will be...
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Elvin Jay

Jerry Baker

Jerry Dean Baker, 85, of Ottumwa, died at 6:45 a.m. June 12, 2018 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Jerry Baker

Jennifer Grooms

Jennifer Rebecca Grooms, age 43, passed away on June 8, 2018 at the Bloomfield Care Center. Her body has been cremated with no planned services. Arrangements...
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Jennifer Grooms

Steve McLandsborough

Memorial services for Steve McLandsborough, 64, of Creston, formerly of Ottumwa, will be 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston....
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Steve McLandsborough

Sam Hathaway

John Samuel "Sam" Hathaway, 86, of rural Ottumwa passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by his family at 10:45 a.m. Sunday June 3, 2018.
Arrangements...
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Sam Hathaway

J.R. McCarty

Orrin Wayne "J.R." McCarty III, 34, of Agency, died at 4:21 p.m. May 26, 2018 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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J.R. McCarty

Vicki Kinman

Victoria Sue "Vicki" Kinman, 67, of Ottumwa, died at 9:39 a.m. May 23, 2018 at home.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Vicki Kinman

Mike Thrasher

Dennis "Mike" Thrasher, 73, of Ottumwa, died at 8:42 p.m. May 20, 2018 at home.
His body has been cremated and no services are planned.
Reece Funeral Home is in...
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Mike Thrasher

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Condolences forLillian Chaney
Lillian was always a good big sister, and just treated everybody so nice, will miss her so . Read more
By Mary Headley and Jr. Headley

Condolences forLarry Harsch
I worked with Larry at Myers Manor for several years. Sorry to say I missed the news of his passing. I always enjoyed working with him. He always... Read more
By Jeff Dalrymple

Condolences forLowell Langland
My two favorite Ottumwa uncles were Uncle Lowell and Uncle Frank (Rivey). Each brought different characteristics to the table, and yet both were... Read more
By Paul Langland