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Linda "Lin" D. Penman, 66, of Ottumwa died March 1, 2018 at her home.
She was born September 24, 1951 in Des Moines to Jack Arthur August Jr. and Ruth Jane Clark Heinkel.
A resident of Ottumwa since 2005, she was a graduate of North High School in Des Moines. She had worked in the engine gas, oil and engineering construction field for 30 years in Texas.
She was a member of Willard Street United Methodist Church and the Poetry Society of America. She loved reading, making cards, writing poetry and being with family and friends.
Surviving are four brothers, Michael, Billy, Bobby and Kelly Heinkel; an aunt, Sandra Bogle and several cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant sister.
Her body has been cremated and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be made to the family.
Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published on March 5, 2018
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