Juanita  Koontz
Juanita Koontz, 88, of Ottumwa, died at 11:27 p.m. August 16, 2019 at MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center.
She was born January 15, 1931 in Ottumwa to Benjamin and Dorotha Canfield Geseking. She married Raymond Willey February 26, 1949. He preceded her in death November 12, 1958. She married Glenn E. Koontz March 13, 1970. He preceded her in death November 11, 2017.
A graduate of Ottumwa High School in 1948, she was a homemaker. Juanita was a member of O.B. Nelson Unit #3 American Legion Auxiliary.
Surviving are three children, Sheila (Bob) McAllister of Ottumwa, Vicky (Gary) Collett of Blakesburg and Russell (Vickie) Willey of Blakesburg; 8 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Art Geseking, Herb Geseking and infant Bernard Geseking; five sisters, Lela Mae Edwards, Ruth Meeks, Norma LaFollette, Shirley Jones and Patty Arnold.
Her body has been cremated. Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating. Inurnment will be in Shaul Cemetery. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to O.B. Nelson Post #3 American Legion.
Published on August 19, 2019


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Phyllis Anderson
Sep 08, 2019
so so sorry to hear about your loss. I moved back to Iowa and did not know how to get in touch with any of you, The last I had any contact was when Shirley was alive. I am a long lost cousin Phyllis Halliburton Anderson and live in Shady Lodge retirement apts. in Oskaloosa. My mom was a first cousin, Lillie Canfield. If you want you can call me at 417-293-2634.