Karen  Randolph


Karen Jo Randolph, 71, of Ottumwa, died at 12:50 a.m. February 11, 2018 at her home. She was born March 30, 1946 in Ottumwa to Warren and Dorothy West Randolph. A graduate of Walsh High School, Karen had worked for Crest Services. She was a member of O.B. Nelson Unit #3 American Legion Auxiliary. Karen attended St. Patrick Catholic Church. She loved to dance and frequently shared her generosity with others. Surviving is her mother, Dorothy Randolph Bemis of Missouri Valley, IA; a brother, Warren "Fred" (Barbara) Randolph of Kansas City, KS; a nephew, Eric (Elizabeth) Randolph; a niece Holly (Jeff) Ortmeier and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Warren Randolph; step-father, Bob Bemis; and an infant sister, Kathy Randolph. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Reece Funeral Home with Father Patrick Hilgendorf officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery. Visitation begins at 11 a.m. Sunday. The rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Sunday followed by family visitation until 4 p.m. Sunday. Memorials may be made to Hospice Serving Davis and Wapello Counties or American Cancer Society.
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Published on February 14, 2018
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