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Marian E. Stansbeary, 78, of Ottumwa died at 6:45 p.m. February 27, 2018 at Vista Woods Care Center in Ottumwa.
She was born April 13, 1939 in Ottumwa to Harlan and Hazel Patrick Butts. She married Robert Stansbeary on December 28, 1968. He preceded her in death on January 1, 2018.
A resident of Ottumwa all of her life, Marian attended Ottumwa High School. She had worked in housekeeping for St. Joseph Hospital and Ottumwa Regional Health Center, retiring in 2004.
She was a member of the Ottumwa Baptist Temple.
Surviving are her sons, Matthew and Michael Stansbeary, both of Ottumwa; a daughter, Debbie Shampine, of TX; a sister, Dorothy Keep of Ottumwa; a brother, Larry Butts of Paige, AZ.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at Reece Funeral Home with Pastor Travis Decker officiating. Burial will be in Shaul Cemetery.
Visitation begins at 1 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ottumwa Baptist Temple or Vista Woods Care Center.
Published on February 28, 2018
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