Jennie  Cutts


Jennie Lee Cutts, 87, of Ottumwa died at 12:53 a.m. May 20, 2019 at Vista Woods Care Center.
She was born February 13, 1932 in Putnam County, MO to Jennings Bryan and Loeta Smith Rowland. She married Robert L. Cutts November 29, 1951. He preceded her in death September 5, 1990.
A graduate of Ottumwa High School, she and her husband lived in Danville and Burlington for several years before moving back to Ottumwa in 1984. Jennie earned her CNA certification from Indian Hills Community College. She worked at St. Joseph Hospital and Ottumwa Regional Health Center.
Jennie was a member of St. Mary of the Visitation and Ottumwa Regional Health Center Auxiliary. She also enjoyed tuturing students at Eisenhower Elementary.
Surviving are her four children, Steve (Becky) Cutts of New Market, AL, Mike Cutts of Ottumwa, Kathy Cutts of Los Gatos, CA and Jeff (Kalleen) Cutts of Burlington; six grandchildren, a great granddaughter; three brothers, Don Rowland of Albia, Pat Rowland of Fremont, CA and Ron Rowland of Ottumwa.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral mass will be 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary of the Visitation with Fr. James Betzen, C.PP.S. officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visitation will be open after 11 a.m. Wednesday at Reece Funeral Home with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Memorials may be made to the McCune Endowment.
Published on May 20, 2019
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May 21, 2019
I'm so sorry to hear about jennie I enjoyed caring for her 3 yrs ago cooking meals,cleaning house,and just a good time with her she will be missed and I'm so sorry!
Mike Welch
May 21, 2019
She Is Gone (He Is Gone)
You can shed tears that she is gone
Or you can smile because she has lived

You can close your eyes and pray that she will come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that she has left

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her
Or you can be full of the love that you shared

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday

You can remember her and only that she is gone
Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
Or you can do what she would want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

~David Harkins