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Jack Stubbs

Jack Dean Stubbs, age 94, of Ottumwa, passed away on January 15, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society, under the care of Good Samaritan Hospice. He was born on...
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Jack Stubbs

Lucille Lee

Lucille Lee, 93, of Ottumwa, died at 6:40 p.m. January 17, 2018 at Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa.
She was born February 29, 1924 in Hedrick to Cecil and...
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Lucille Lee

Jim Hurley

James Thomas Hurley, 75, of 700 W. Alta Vista, died at 4:05 p.m. January 16, 2018 at Hospice House.
He was born April 7, 1942 in Davenport to Fred and Freda...
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Jim Hurley

Lynda Watts

Lynda Joan Watts, 73 of Zearing, formerly of Fremont, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at the Zearing Health Care Center in Zearing.

Lynda was born...
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Lynda Watts

Richard McGrath

Richard Chambers McGrath, 89, of Bettendorf and formerly of Ottumwa, Iowa, died Monday, January 15, 2018 at Trinity Bettendorf.
Graveside services will be held...
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Richard McGrath

David Essary Jr.

David M. Essary Jr., 45, of 1944 E. Main St. died at 7:45 a.m. January 10, 2018 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City after a long battle...
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David Essary Jr.

Betty Callas

Betty Lou Callas, 75, of Ottumwa died at 2:21 a.m. January 14, 2018 at Iowa Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines.
She was born June 9, 1942 in Glenwood, MO to Wayne...
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Betty Callas

Betty Huddleston Haines

Betty Jean Huddleston Haines, 93, of Ottumwa died January 13, 2018 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
She was born October 28, 1924 in Des Moines to William and...
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Betty Huddleston Haines

Ronald Strohman

Ronald G. Strohman, age 83, of Sigourney, died Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the Keokuk County Health Center in Sigourney.
Ronald was born October 28, 1934, in...
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Ronald Strohman

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Louella Luckiesh

Louella M. Luckiesh, 92, formerly of Ottumwa, died at 10:53 p.m. January 17, 2018 at Bethany Manor in Story City. Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Louella Luckiesh

Martha Emanuel

Martha Ann Emanuel, age 79, of Eddyville, Iowa, passed away Tuesday, January 16, 2018, at Mahaska County Hospital, under hospice care, in Oskaloosa, Iowa.
A...
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Martha Emanuel

Lois Watson

Lois Lorraine Watson, 92, of Wayland Iowa died January 13, 2018, at her home following a battle with pancreatic cancer. The funeral service will be held at Hope...
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Lois Watson

Naomi Gould

Naomi L. Gould, age 88, of Ottumwa, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the Good Samaritan Society in Ottumwa, under the care of Good Samaritan Hospice. ...
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Naomi Gould

Fred Brandt

Frederick William Brandt III, 48, of Lucas, IA and formerly of Blakesburg died January 2, 2018 near Pella.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Fred Brandt

David McMains

David Francis McMains, 66, died Thursday, January 4, 2018 at the Bloomfield Care Center. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Memphis Funeral Home...
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David McMains

John Montanaro

John M. Montanaro, 79, of Ottumwa, died at 9:45 p.m. January 1, 2018 at Ennoble Skilled Nursing & Rehab in Dubuque.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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John Montanaro

Gerald Lemke Sr.

Gerald Dean Lemke Sr., 74, of Ottumwa, died at 7:36 a.m. January 1, 2018 at home.
His body has been cremated and a celebration of his life will be held at a...
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Gerald Lemke Sr.

Norma Mahaffey

Norma R. Mahaffey, 87, of Ottumwa, died at 2:07 p.m. December 27, 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Norma Mahaffey

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Recent story contributions

Condolences forJim Hurley
So sorry to hear about Jim. He was a good guy! Mark especially enjoyed chatting with him when our families got together. He will be missed. Our... Read more
By Mark and Brenda Hedum

Condolences forRichard McGrath
I grew up with Richard being my friend and neighbor. Our Mothers were great friends. Our families did lots of things together. I remember when... Read more
By Sandy Hoover Butterbrodt

Condolences forLucille Lee
ENJOYED OUR CAMPING YEARS TOGETHER, GREAT COUPLE, WILL BE MISSED. Read more
By ED AND JEANNETTE GENOCHIO