JoEllen  Smith


Vivian JoEllen Smith, 93, of Ottumwa, died at 5:05 p.m. July 18, 2019 at Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa.
She was born July 10, 1926 in Ottumwa to L.C. and Edith Garmon Stufflebeam. She married Ralph L. Smith on July 20, 1952 and he preceded her in death on December 21, 2009.
A graduate of Ottumwa High School, she had worked at S.S. Kresge, Grants, J.C. Penney and O'Hara Hardware prior to her marriage.
She was a member of First Pentecostal Assembly of God.
Surviving are two sons, Ed Amiss of Huntsville, AL and Lonnie Smith of Ottumwa; a granddaughter, Marsha (Steve) Fisher of Norwalk; 2 great-grandsons, Brandt and Trevor Fisher.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Roger Stufflebeam.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Monday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice serving Davis and Wapello Counties.
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Published on July 19, 2019
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