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Joyce E. Callas, 73, of Ottumwa, died at 4:19 p.m. March 7, 2018 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.
She was born May 6, 1944 in Ottumwa to Daniel and Betty Orman Moll. She married Michael Callas on December 19, 1964 and they later divorced.
Joyce grew up in Ottumwa and attended the Iowa School of Beauty. She had worked in the bakeries at Easter Food and Wal-mart, retiring in 2010.
She was a former member of the Heartland Boot Scooters and had been a member of a BUNCO Club. Joyce enjoyed crossword puzzles, spider solitaire and cooking with new recipes.
Surviving are her 2 daughters, Stacy Dawn (Casey) Renfrew of Milton, FL and Melissa (Jack) Stansberry of Ottumwa; 3 grandchildren, Stephani Renfrew, Steven (Alisha) Renfrew and Michael (Courtney) Turner; 5 great-grandchildren, Charlotte, Caroline, Makayla, Quinten and Shea.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, Jeffrey Michael Callas; a sister, Margaret Stagers; and a brother, Larry Moll.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. Cremation will follow the services.
Visitation begins at 10 a.m. Monday with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to the National Kidney Foundation.
Published on March 9, 2018
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