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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 Madeline L. Girten Close.
A 1956 graduate of Ottumwa High School, Judy had worked for 44 ½ years at Meyer's Computer & Appliance, retiring in 2000.
Judy was very active in her Class of '56 reunions, meeting for lunch every month. She kept the Close family close.
Surviving is her daughter, Jeanne Thomas of Ottumwa a granddaughter, Amy Thomas of St. Paul, MN; a sister, JoAnn Jones of Louisville, KY; and many nieces and nephews with whom she was very close.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Jerry Close.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Loyd Osborn officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday.
Published on November 17, 2017
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