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James Starcevic

James Louis Starcevic, age 85 of Albia, was called home Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Monroe County Hospital in Albia. Jim was born November 19, 1931 on...
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James Starcevic

Judy Minear

Judy K. Minear, 79, of Ottumwa, died at 2:55 a.m. November 16, 2017 at Vibra Hospital in Fargo, ND.
She was born September 27, 1938 in Mystic, IA to Elmer L. and...
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Judy Minear

Donald Hedlund

Donald Hedlund, 83, of Hedrick, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City. He was born Sunday, June 24, 1934, in Fremont,...
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Donald Hedlund

Allen Morrison

Allen Leroy Morrison, 82, of Eldon, IA passed away Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at the Jefferson County Health Care Center in Fairfield, IA. As were Allens...
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Allen Morrison

Wayne Renfrew

Roy Wayne Renfrew, 83, of rural Ottumwa, died November 15, 2017 at his home.
He was born March 17, 1934 in Wapello County to Roy Orvil and Maude Opal Major...
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Wayne Renfrew

Richard Ash

Richard Ross Ash passed away on Monday November 13,2017 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. There will be a Memorial service for him on Saturday...
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Richard Ash

Gary Caldwell

Gary O. Caldwell, 74, of Ottumwa, died at 3:25 p.m. November 13, 2017 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
He was born March 20, 1943 in Ottumwa to Lee and Helen...
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Gary Caldwell

Bob Pappaducas

Robert Steve Pappaducas, 81, of Ottumwa, died at 9:17 a.m. November 16, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
He was born April 27, 1936 in Ottumwa to...
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Bob Pappaducas

Harold McCullough

Harold Rae McCullough, 95, of Ottumwa, died at 2:30 a.m. November 14, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society-Ottumwa.
He was born December 31, 1921 in Downing, MO to...
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Harold McCullough

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Judy Minear

Judy K. Minear, 79, of Ottumwa, died at 2:55 a.m. November 16, 2017 at Vibra Hospital in Fargo, ND.
Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Judy Minear

Jo Hanna Williams

Jo Hanna Marie Williams passed away, November 14, 2017 at the Oskaloosa Care Center in Oskaloosa. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, November...
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Jo Hanna Williams

Dayton Gates, Jr.

Dayton Leo Gates, Jr., 85 of Morganton, NC, passed away on November 4, 2017. A private memorial service will be held at a later date. Sossoman Funeral Home and...
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Dayton Gates, Jr.

Judith Shinafelt

Funeral services for 73 year old, Judith Ellen Shinafelt, of Green City, Missouri, formerly of Ottumwa, IA will be held 10:00 A.M., Saturday, October 28, 2017 at...
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Judith Shinafelt

Violet Bussey

Violet May (nee-Burton) Bussey passed peacefully in her sleep on October 22, 2017 in Tucson, AZ. Will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Violet was...
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Violet Bussey

Cindy Toopes

Cynthia Lee "Cindy" Toopes, 65, of Ottumwa died at 2:19 a.m. October 25, 2017 at Ottumwa Regional Health Center. Arrangements are pending at Reece Funeral Home.
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Cindy Toopes

Robert Ritz

Robert Allen Ritz, 69, of Rural Ottumwa, Iowa passed away on October 18, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born on August 11, 1948 to...
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Robert Ritz

Linda Dietrich

Linda L. Dietrich, 65, died October 20, 2017 at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City.
Graveside services and burial will be 3 p.m. Wednesday at Shaul...
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Linda Dietrich

Judith Newlon

Judith Ann Newlon, 74, of Keosauqua, Iowa passed away on October 18, 2017 at University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. In accordance with Judys wishes, her...
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Judith Newlon

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Condolences forGary Caldwell
A nice guy when I was a kid. He was tough when it was needed. Read more
By John Della vedova

Condolences forRichard Ash
We had some pretty fun times. Tom and you are together again. R.I.P..my dear friend. . Read more
By Debra Parsons

Condolences forAllen Morrison
My condolences to Rosie and the children on the loss of Allen. It was nice to visit with him at the Eldon Reunion, earlier this year. Betty Read more
By Betty Dimmitt