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Mildred Loraine Houk, 80, of Ottumwa, died at 7:55 p.m. August 6, 2017 at Hospice House in Ottumwa.
She was born May 20, 1937 in Ottumwa to Verlin E. and Dorothy Irene Smith Houk.
A resident of Ottumwa all of her life, she was a graduate of Ottumwa High School and St. Joseph School of Nursing. Loraine was a registered nurse and worked at Ottumwa Regional Health Center in the OBGYN unit for 45 years, retiring in 2001.
She had been a member of Ottumwa Baptist Temple. Loraine loved collecting anything Disney and movies and was an avid book reader.
Surviving is a son, James Houk of Ottumwa; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Gerald Houk and infant William Verlin Houk and a sister, Joan Latty.
Graveside services and burial will be 3:30 p.m. Thursday at Shaul Cemetery with Pastor Mel Kendall officiating.
The family will be present at Reece Funeral Home from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation or Heartland Humane Society, PO Box 1149, Ottumwa, IA 52501
Published on August 7, 2017
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